Updated: 30/09/16 : 05:22:45Printable Version
Hundreds of schoolchildren will take part in the upcoming National Day of Prayer for Children, with Sligo chosen as the first regional venue to ever host the event.Now in its ninth year, the day, organised by the Society of Missionary Children will be led by Bishop of Elphin, Kevin Doran, and will take place in the Cathedral of the Assumption on the 14th October commencing at noon.
The National Day of Prayer for Children celebrates and encourages a missionary spirit in children. It works to develop in them a spirit of praying, sharing and caring for other children throughout the world, particularly those suffering through poverty and war. National Secretary of Missionary Children Julieann Moran says “ We are delighted to be holding the National Day of Prayer for Children in Sligo. The response from schools in the entire Diocese has been fantastic and so encouraging.
"Where there are children there are huge opportunities to enable them to develop missionary hearts . By their nature children do have big generous hearts and this is evident by the kindness shown by Irish children to their little counterparts in the developing world and of course here at home too”.
“Children are all inclusive and love to be part of a global circle of love, prayer and care for those who need it most. I am delighted to see that there is still enormous good will towards Missionary Children. They love getting involved in our many projects and they enjoy hearing updates from our many mission projects . We can’t wait to see as many little missionaries in Sligo Cathedral as possible”. Julieann continues “We have launched a nationwide drive to encourage schools to participate in their ‘Mission Globes’ campaign allowing children to donate whatever they can afford to worldwide mission projects. Thousands of Mission Globes are to be distributed to Irish schools”.
Last year Irish kids raised a whopping €42,000 which went towards projects in Lesotho, Sierra Leone and the Philippines.