Pope Francis meets with Parish Cells of Evangelisation
18th November 2019
Paul VI Hall, Rome, Italy
For more details see National Site
Fr. Michael Hurley has recorded three brief podcasts under the themes of
A) The Story of Parish Cells;
B) Benefits of Cells; and
C) How to launch Parish Cells?
Individuals from various backgrounds and areas in Ireland will add new ones and address different aspects of the parish cell experience.
The primary purpose of these podcasts is to communicate a method of evangelization that works in renewing parish life and that inspires people to know God’s mercy and announce the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The Story of Cell:
Benefits of Cell:
Launching Parish Cells
Don PiGi passed away in Thurs 19th Nov 2020 at 5.30 am. Fr Paul Fenech has sent this message to all Cell members:
“I thank all of you who have prayed for our dear Don PiGi. At 05,30 this morning he passed away. Now is the time to thank God for having given him to us, and now, He is giving him to us in another way. The word that has been given is this:
“As for me, my life is already being poured away as a libation, and the time has come for me to depart. I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith; all there is to come for me now is the crown of uprightness which the Lord, the upright judge, will give to me on that Day; and not only to me but to all those who have longed for his appearing.”
How blessed we are to have had his great example! May he intercede for us to continue on his foot steps.
I will keep you informed.
May Don PiGi rest in peace,
The funeral is today at 10am (our time) see the link to the service: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG0aS8AAeYGTeGzw_fL75JQ
During the current pandemic the local Cell groups are meeting using the Zoom virtual meeting app/website.
If you would like to know more contact Mary on 07769885710
A Commissioning Service was held in Portstewart Parish on the 15th September 2019 to mark the spread of the Cell System of Evangelisation in the Parish. The service was jointly led by Fr. Austin McGirr PP and the Deacon Rev. Terrence Butcher. Attached are sound bites of Fr. Austin’s homily, and the commissioning prayers and closing address to the congregation led by the Deacon the Rev. Terrence Butcher formerly a co-leader in Cell.
Watch the Mass here
Parish Cells System of Evangelisation International Seminar 13th – 16th June 2019 at Basilica of Sant Eustorgio, Milan, Italy (https://goo.gl/maps/69oGpJmm59B2)
For more details please contact Hilary McCann +353(0)86 315 4397 (Chairperson National Cell Body, Ballinteer Parish Cells)
Return Tickets on Aer Lingus are currently €129-140 return (as of January 2019)
More details to follow
Over the next few meetings we will be considering the Seven Purposes of a Cell Group. To guide our discussion we will be using the talks prepared by Father Hurley.
1. To grow in intimacy with the Lord
2. To grow in love of one another
3. To share Jesus with others
4. To serve within the community
5. To give and receive support
6. To raise up new leaders
7. To deepen our Catholic identity