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MEATH &

KILDARE
DIOCESES

CYCLE
OF
PRAYER

Together in God’s Love

Transforming Lives

2017
INTRODUCTION
In this calendar of prayer, you will find the names of parishes and clergy
(in bold print) following the date and Sunday of the year.
On the second line (in italics) we pray for a particular aspect of the life
and witness of the Dioceses and the wider family of the Church.
On the third line (in lower case) you will find the names of the Porvoo
Churches, and on the last line (in BLOCK CAPITALS) you will find the
Anglican Cycle of Prayer.

In view of the successful outcome of the Church of Ireland and Methodist
Church in Ireland Covenant and other ecumenical endeavours, we should
also pray for our brothers and sisters in the wider family of the Church.

As prayer is so essential and central in our hopes, plans and endeavours,
it is encouraging to know that the yearly Cycle of Prayer is used
extensively throughout our Dioceses.

Please continue to use this prayer cycle as we grow in our relationship
with God, with one another and in the life of our faith community.

It is recommended that one copy of this booklet be left on the Prayer
Desk of every church throughout the Dioceses of Meath and Kildare.

For Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity visit: www.oiloumene.org

For further details on Prayers for Church Unity, visit:
www.ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer

For details of World Day of Prayer visit: www.worlddayofprayer

For details of the Porvoo Cycle of Prayer visit:
www.porvoochurches.org/diary/index.htm

For details of the Anglican Cycle of Prayer visit:
www.anglicancommunion.org/acp
Cycle of Prayer 2017 - 2018
Meath & Kildare Diocesan Cycle
Porvoo Communion Cycle
THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION CYCLE

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JANUARY:
1st January – (The naming of Jesus)
Mullingar Union Alastair Graham
Trevor Holmes
Stewardship: give thanks for the generosity of those who give of their time,
talent and money for the work of the Kingdom of God
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese: Mikkeli
KOLHAPUR (North India)

8th January – (1st Sunday after the Epiphany)
Naas Union Philip Heak
Baptismal Candidates and Godparents
Church of Norway: Diocese: Nidaros / New see and Trondheim
SOUTH EAST ASIA

15th January – (2nd Sunday after the Epiphany)
Navan Union John Clarke
Eileen Armstrong
Church Unity and the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity (18th-25th January)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese: Oulu
Church of Norway: Diocese: Soer-Hålogaland (Bodoe)
KYOTO (Japan)
KYUSHU (Japan)

22nd January – (3rd Sunday after the Epiphany)
Portarlington Union Leslie Stevenson
Protestant Aid
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese: Tampere
LAKE RUKWA (Tanzania)

29th January – (4th Sunday after the Epiphany)
Trim and Athboy Unions Paul Bogle
St.Patrick’s Cathedral
Priorities Fund
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark: Diocese: Elsinore
DIOCESE: LICHFIELD, DIOCESE OF CANTERBURY (The Church of England)
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FEBRUARY

5th February – (4th Sunday before Lent)
Tullamore Union Isaac Delamere

Diocesan & Parish Links

Church in Wales: Diocese: Bangor Bishop Andrew John
Church of Ireland: Diocese: Dublin and Glendalough

LOMEGA (LORYKO, SUDAN)

12th February - (3rd Sunday before Lent)
Athlone Union Graham Doyle
Trevor Sullivan
Ordinands and Staff at The Theological Institute

Church of Norway: Diocese: Hamar
LUSAKA (CENTRAL AFRICA)

19th February – (2nd Sunday before Lent)
Castlepollard and Oldcastle Union Damien O’Cathain

Youth & Children’s Ministry Emma Rothwell

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark Diocese: Roskilde

MAHAJANGA (INDIAN OCEAN)

26th February – (The Sunday before Lent)
Clane Union Gregg Ryan

World Day of Prayer (Friday 3rd March)

The Church of Ireland, Dioceses of Meath and Kildare Bishop Pat Storey
Lenten Pilgrim Course
MALEK (UPPER NILE, SUDAN)

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MARCH

5th March – (1st Sunday in Lent)
Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Unions Janice Aiton
Colin McConaghie
Alan Stewart
Mothers’ Union
The Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Archbishop Justin Welby
MARATHWADA (North India)

12th March – (2nd Sunday in Lent)
Edenderry Union Lynda Peilow
Simon Scott
Universities, Colleges, Institutes of Education (3rd Level)

The Church of Sweden Diocese: Karlstad
MASENO SOUTH & WEST (Kenya)

19th March – (3rd Sunday in Lent)
Geashill Union David Hutton Bury

Those Preparing for Confirmation

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latvia
The Church in Wales Diocese: St. David’s
MBALE (Uganda)

26th March – (4th Sunday in Lent – Mothering Sunday)
Julianstown Union Roy Taylor

Youth Organisations

The Church of Sweden: Diocese: Lund

MEXICO

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APRIL

2nd April - (5th Sunday in Lent – Passiontide begins)
Kells Union William Seale
Those preparing for examinations
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark: Diocese: Funen
Church of Ireland: Diocese of Armagh Archbishop Richard Clarke

MITYANA (Uganda)

9th April - (6th Sunday in Lent – Palm Sunday)
Kildare and Newbridge Unions Fran Grasham
St. Brigid’s Cathedral
Good for the Sole Project
The Church of Sweden: Diocese: Uppsala
The Church in Wales: Diocese: Llandaff

JERUSALEM – (Jerusalem & Middle East)

16th April - (Easter Day – 1st Sunday of Easter)
Kingscourt Union William Steacy
St.Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark: Diocese: Aalborg

THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION

23rd April - (2nd Sunday of Easter)
Mountmellick Group Tim Irvine
Mission to Seafarers
The Lutheran Church in Great Britain
The Scottish Episcopal Church: Diocese: Brechin

MURANGA SOUTH (Kenya)

30th April (3rd Sunday of Easter)
Mullingar Union Alastair Graham
Trevor Holmes
The General Synod
The Church of Sweden: Diocese: Gothenburg
Scottish Episcopal Church: Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway

NANDYAL (South India)

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MAY

7th May - (4th Sunday of Easter)
Naas Union Philip Heak

Bishop’s Council

The Church of Norway: Diocese: Bjorgvin

NDOKWA (Bendel, Nigeria)

14th May - (5th Sunday of Easter)
Navan Union John Clarke
Eileen Armstrong

Link Diocese of Bangor, Wales

The Church of Sweden Diocese of Vasteras

NEW JERSEY (Province II, USA)

21st May – (6th Sunday of Easter – Rogation Sunday)
Portarlington Union Leslie Stevenson

Child Care Societies

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark Diocese: Viborg

NGBO (Enugu, Nigeria)

28th May – (7th Sunday of Easter - Sunday after Ascension Day)
Trim and Athboy Unions Paul Bogle
St.Patrick’s Cathedral

Those preparing for Marriage and Newly Weds

Church of Norway: Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland
NIKE (Enugu, Nigeria)

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JUNE

4th June – (The Day of Pentecost – Whit Sunday)
Tullamore Union Isaac Delamere

Safeguarding Trust

The Lusitanian Church (Portugal)
The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad

NORTHEAST INDIA (North India)

11th June – (Trinity Sunday)
Athlone Union Graham Doyle
Trevor Sullivan
PACT

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland
The Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (Province VIII, USA)

18th June – (1st Sunday after Trinity)
Castlepollard and Oldcastle Union Damien O’Cathain

Children’s and Youth Ministry Emma Rothwell

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark: Diocese: Lolland-Falster

NORTHERN TERRITORY (Queensland, Australia)

25th June - (2nd Sunday after Trinity)
Clane Union Gregg Ryan

Those serving the Church overseas

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark: Diocese: Copenhagen
The Church of Sweden Visby

NYAHURURU (Maralal Area, Kenya)

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JULY

2nd July - (3rd Sunday after Trinity)
Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Unions Janice Aiton
Colin McConaghie
Alan Stewart
The Church Mission Society

The Church of Sweden: Diocese: Harnosand
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese: Lappo

OGORIMAGONGO (Lokoja, Nigeria)
OHAJI/EGBEMA (Owerri, Nigeria)

9th July - (4th Sunday after Trinity)
Edenderry Union Lynda Peilow
Simon Scott
The Church’s Ministry among Jewish People

The Church of Sweden: Diocese: Linköping

OKINAWA, (Japan)

16th July - (5th Sunday after Trinity)
Geashill Union David Hutton Bury
Rural Deaneries & Rural Deans

The Church of Norway: Diocese: Moere (Molde)

ONTARIO (Ontario, Canada)

23rd July - (6th Sunday after Trinity)
Julianstown Union Roy Taylor
Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Hospice Care

The Church of Sweden: Diocese: Skara

OSUN NORTHEAST (Ibadan, Nigeria)

30th July - (7th Sunday after Trinity)
Kells Union William Seale
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania

PENNSYLVANIA (Province III, Pittsburgh, USA)

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AUGUST

6th August - (8th Sunday after Trinity)
Kildare and Newbridge Unions Fran Grasham

St Brigid’s Cathedral

The Clerical Society

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese: Helsinki

PUERTO RICO (Province XI, USA)

13th August - (9th Sunday after Trinity)
Kingscourt Union William Steacy

Councils for the Church Overseas and Mission in Ireland

The Church of Sweden: Diocese: Stockholm

REMO, (Lagos, Nigeria)

20th August – (10th Sunday after Trinity)
Mountmellick Group Tim Irvine

Church Pastoral Aid Society

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark: Diocese: Aarhus

ROCHESTER (Province II, USA)
ROCHESTER (Canterbury, England)

27th August – (11th Sunday after Trinity)
Mullingar Union Alastair Graham
Trevor Holmes
Lay Readers

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese: Espoo
Scottish Episcopal Church Diocese: Edinburgh

RUVUMA (Tanzania)
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SEPTEMBER

3rd September - (12th Sunday after Trinity)
Naas Union Philip Heak

The Church’s Ministry of Healing

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese: Turku

SAN DIEGO (Province VIII, USA)
SAN JOAQUIN (Province VIII, USA)

10th September - (13th Sunday after Trinity)
Navan Union John Clarke
Eileen Armstrong

Church Army

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark: Diocese: Ribe
The Church in Wales Diocese: Assaph

SEYCHELLES (Indian Ocean)

17th September - (14th Sunday after Trinity)
Portarlington Union Leslie Stevenson

Primary Schools, Teachers and Boards of Management

The Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

SODOR AND MAN (York, England)

24th September - (15th Sunday after Trinity)
Trim and Athboy Unions Paul Bogle

Select Vestry and Parish Officers

The Church of Greenland (within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark)

SOUTHEAST FLORIDA (Province IV, USA)
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OCTOBER
1st October – (16th Sunday after Trinity)
Tullamore Union Isaac Delamere
Alison Irvine
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Diocesan Synod
The Church in Wales: Dioceses: Swansea & Brecon

SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES (Philippines)

8th October – (17th Sunday after Trinity)
Athlone Union Graham Doyle
Trevor Sullivan
Retired Clergy and their Spouses

The Church in Wales Diocese: Monmouth
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark: Diocese: Haderslev
ST. ALBAN’S (Canterbury, England)

15th October – (18th Sunday after Trinity)
Castlepollard and Oldcastle Union Damien Ó Catháin
Trevor Sullivan
Wilson’s Hospital School Emma Rothwell
All Secondary Schools and their Chaplains

The Church of Sweden: Diocese: Strängnäs
The Church of Norway: Diocese: Tönsberg

SWAZILAND (South Africa)

22nd October - (19th Sunday after Trinity)
Clane Union Gregg Ryan
Bishops’ Appeal & Diocesan Projects

The Church of Sweden: Diocese: Vaxjo

TEMOTU (Melanesia)

29th October – (5th Sunday before Advent)
Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Unions Janice Aiton
Colin McConaghie
Alan Stewart
The Communications & Press Officer Earl Storey
The Church of Norway: Diocese: Stavanger
THOOTHUKUDI, NAZARETH & TIRUNELVELI (South India)
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NOVEMBER

5th November - (4th Sunday before Advent)
Edenderry Union Lynda Peilow

Leprosy Mission

The Church of Norway: Diocese: Agder and Telemark

TOUNGOO (Myanmar)

12th November - (3rd Sunday before Advent)
Geashill Union David Hutton Bury

Diocesan Council and all who serve on
Central, Diocesan and Parochial Committees

The Church of Sweden: Diocese: Luleå

UGHELLI (Bendel, Nigeria)

19th November – (2nd Sunday before Advent)
Julianstown Union Roy Taylor

Diocesan Centre and Office Karen Seaman

The Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church

UYO NIGER DELTA (Nigeria)

26th November – (Sunday before Advent - The Kingship of Christ)
Kells Union William Seale

Representative Church Body,
Church House, Library, Archives, and Staff

The Episcopal Church of Scotland: Diocese: Aberdeen and Orkney

WAD MEDANI (Northern Sudan)

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DECEMBER

3rd December - (1st Sunday of Advent)
Kildare and Newbridge Unions Fran Grasham
Sunday Schools & Sunday Clubs

The Scottish Episcopal Church: St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese: Porvoo

WEST BUGANDA (Uganda)

10th December - (2nd Sunday of Advent)
Kingscourt Union William Steacy
St.Brigid’s Cathedral
Crosslinks

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese: Kuopio

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA (Province IV, USA)

17th December - (3rd Sunday of Advent)
Mountmellick Group Tim Irvine
Those involved in the production of Church Publications,
the Gazette, Diocesan and Parish Magazines

The Church of Norway: Diocese: Borg

WYOMING (Province VI, USA)

24th December – (4th Sunday of Advent)
Mullingar Union Alastair Graham
Trevor Holmes
Organists, Musicians and Choirs

The Scottish Episcopal Church: Diocese: Moray, Ross & Caithness
The Church of Norway: Diocese: Oslo

YOLA (Jos, Nigeria)

31st December – (1st Sunday of Christmas)
Naas Union Philip Heak
Vocations and the Diocesan Director of Ordinands Alastair Graham
ZULULAND (Southern Africa)

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2018
JANUARY:

7th January – (1st Sunday after the Epiphany)

Navan Union John Clarke

Stewardship: give thanks for the generosity of those who give of their time,
talent and money for the work of the Kingdom of God

14th January – (2nd Sunday after the Epiphany)

Portarlington Union Leslie Stevenson

Baptismal Candidates and Godparents

21st January – (3rd Sunday after the Epiphany)

Trim and Athboy Unions Paul Bogle

St.Patrick’s Cathedral

Church Unity and the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity (18th-25th January)

Protestant Aid

28th January – (4th Sunday after the Epiphany)

Tullamore Union Isaac Delamere
Alison Irvine

Priorities Fund

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Largely for the purposes of information and private prayer,
the following is a list of the spouses of the clergy.

The Spouses of Auxiliary Clergy, Part time Priests-in-charge, Curates and Deacons are
in italics.

Earl Storey

Jane Bogle
Sandra Clarke
Michelle Delamere
Clive Gardiner (L.Peilow)
Olive Graham
Steve Grasham
Cristobel Heak
Anne Holmes
Inez Hutton Bury
Gill O’Cathain
Gillian Ryan
Tamara Scott
Ray Scully
Elizabeth Seale
Roberta Steacy
Ruth Stevenson
Doris Sullivan
Liz Stewart
Monika Taylor

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