As parish liturgy groups prepare to take a break for the summer, Faith Development Services has prepared a shortand useful pack to help them get ready for the autumn and beyond!

Click here to download review and planning resource

Groups might choose to use the material for their final meeting before they break for the Summer or, alternatively, they might work through it at their first meeting in August/September.


The material includes the following:

  1. Liturgy group opening prayer;
  2. Worksheet to review the year;
  3. Worksheet to look ahead to next year;
  4. Worksheet to gather and form agendas for September 2008-August 2009;
  5. Page with the Days of Prayer as agreed by the Bishops Conference together with a selection of useful websites (see below).

Days of Prayer: 2008-2009

These days of prayer do not disturb the liturgical celebration of Sunday. The Irish Bishops have directed that, with the exception of Mission Sunday, the theme of the Day should only be mentioned in the homily and be an intention in the prayer of the faithful.


Day for Life
Sunday, 5 October 2008

Day of Prayer for Emigrants
Sunday, 12 October 2008

Mission Sunday
Sunday, 19 October 2008

Restorative Justice Week
begins Sunday, 9 November 2008


World Day for Peace
Thursday, 1 January 2009

World Day of Migrants and Refugees
Sunday, 18 January

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
begins Sunday, 18 January

Catholic Education Week
To be announced

World Day for Consecrated Life
Monday, 2 February

World Day for the Sick
Wednesday, 11 February

Day of Prayer for Temperance
Sunday, 22 February

Day of Prayer for Vocations
Sunday, 3 May

World Communications Day
Sunday, 24 May

Day for Life
Sunday, 4 October

Day of Prayer for Emigrants
Sunday, 11 October

Mission Sunday
Sunday, 18 October

Restorative Justice Week
begins Sunday, 15 November

Some Useful Websites *

* (please note that the texts provided are from the New American Bible that is used for proclamation in the U.S.)