Spiritfest returns to Killeagh this weekend, running from Friday, 22 through Sunday, 24 September.
The second Spiritfest finds its way back to Killeagh, and will mainly take place at Killeagh Church this coming weekend. The weekend is organised by the Killeagh Inch Parish Pastoral Council and aims to offer an opportunity for people to celebrate and explore their faith through a weekend of talks, activities and mass.
This year’s Spiritfest opens on Friday at 7.30pm with a talk and discussion by Gerry O’Hanlon, SJ, entitled The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis and the Irish Catholic Church – What we can do to make real the vision of Pope Francis. A question and answer session will follow this talk.
From 10pm on Friday until 4pm on Saturday, 23 September, Killeagh Church will be open for people to come in and pray, or to reflect. These times for prayer and reflection will also be themed (e.g an hour for gratitude).
Saturday morning will feature a spiritual walk through Glenbower Woods, which is expected to last about an hour and a half. During the afternoon, primary school children will be able to create artwork and reflect on faith in a marquee beside the Church. Said marquee will be set up in the Church grounds for the whole weekend.
Frances Rowland, from the Dioceses in Kerry, will speak at all parish masses across Saturday and Sunday, 24 September regarding her dioceses’ shortage of priests – an issue which Cloyne looks to face in the future – and what actions the parish and its community have taken.
The only ticketed event for the Spiritfest will be a concert by Liam Lawton which will take place on Sunday at 8pm. Tickets cost €25 and are available from O’Neill’s Londis in Killeagh, with the proceeds going towards the renovation of Killeagh Church.

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