Prayer for peace in Belfast

Following the call for prayers for peace in Belfast from the President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Presiding Archbishop of the NCC has reiterated this call for prayer.

Speaking this evening from Bedford, Archbishop Peter said, 

“I earnestly ask that all priests and members of the National Catholic Church of the UK and Ireland pray this prayer in Christian solidarity with their brothers and sisters in Belfast.”

The Prayer for Peace

God of love whose love streams unceasingly and relentlessly to all, we cry to you for our city. We pray for peace on our streets, for economic well-being, for understanding across our differences. Build us as one community, though diverse, that being reconciled to you we might be reconciled to one another. Lord, turn our hearts to you that your glory might dwell in this city. We pray this in the name of Jesus who is Lord of all. Amen.

Our Blessed Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for the people of Belfast.

Hibernia & The Isles: new bishop appointed

Hibernia & The IslesThe Presiding Archbishop recently announced the appointment of Fr Michael Carchrie Campbell as Bishop of the Diocese of Hibernia and the Isles. Fr Michael is the Parish Priest of the Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham and St Malachy, Belfast and is the current Ordinary of the Priestly Fraternity of the Dowry of Mary.

The date for Fr Michael’s consecration is yet to be set.

Please pray for him as he prepares for his new responsibilities.

Until his consecration, Fr Michael will be known as the Bishop-Elect of Hibernia and The Isles. Archbishop Davies also appointed Fr Michael as domestic prelate and apostolic adminstrator of the Diocese of Scotia.