The Annual Quiet Day for clergy and readers of TKA was held in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on 4th March. As is now our custom, our brothers and sisters from the diocese of Limerick and Killaloe were warmly invited to joined and they did so with enthusiasm.
The day began with a celebration of the Eucharist, presided at by Bishop Rooke and assisted by the Deans of Limerick and Tuam, Very Revd Nial Sloane and Very Revd Alistair Grimason.
The quiet day reflections were led by the ( then ) Bishop of Clogher, Rt. Revd John McDowell. In the morning session, Bishop McDowell spoke about Christian life in a world of Brexit and a rapidly changing 21st century Ireland, considering the place of the Church of Ireland in these contexts: where we had come from and where we are going to.
After lunch the Bishop led our thoughts on the theme of Baptism; it’s completeness and comprehensiveness as a dominical sacrament.
The day came to an end by both the Bishop and Tuam and the Bishop of Limerick thanking Bishop John for his addresses.