Edmund Rice Family Day 2017

Timirí Éamainn Rís will hold its 3rd annual Family Day in Westcourt, Callan, Co. Kilkenny on Saturday, 20th May from 2.00 to 5.00 pm. The theme of this year’s event is “Welcoming the Stranger”. The liturgy of the day will be based around the verse from scripture:

 “For when I was hungry you gave me food, I was thirsty you gave me drink, I was a  stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to  me.”  Matthew 25:35-40.

The day will begin with a welcome and cuppa at 2.00 pm. The liturgy will be based around the Eucharist but will take place at different stations in the grounds of Westcourt. Our celebrant for the day is Fr. Stephen Cummins O.P. The day will conclude at 4.30 pm with tea/picnic. While we will have some food available you are advised to bring your own picnic.

As you know, 5th May is the feast day of Blessed Edmund Rice and many events will be held here and abroad to celebrate the life and influence of Blessed Edmund. Our Family Day is one of those events and we invite you to join us in Westcourt, Callan, Co. Kilkenny on 20th May in making the spirit of Edmund Rice present today. Edmund himself said:

 “Were we to know the merit and value of only going from one street to another to serve a neighbour for the love of God, we would prize it more than silver and gold.”

Last year’s event was a huge success and we look forward to gathering again to renew friendships and acquaintances. This is a day for the whole family and we would love to see you there with your family or brothers community. We especially welcome the children in the family and we will have special events for them such as an Edmund Rice treasure hunt, art and a quiz. They will also play a central role in our liturgy on the day.

We would like to take this opportunity in thanking the Christian Brother Community in Westcourt and the Callan Timirí Prayer Group for their hospitality and welcome on these very special occasions.

If you would like to attend please let us know by email: timirier@gmail.com or ring Dick Fields at 087-6322746


You can download a poster for the event here >family day 2017_2<  Please let others know about the event.