Opportunities for every family across the Diocese of Clogher to write petitions which will be brought to the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next year will be available from early November. Two specially-made petition boxes begin their journey around the various parishes, beginning in Clones on Friday 4 November. The box will stay in each parish for one week (two weeks in Monaghan and Enniskillen over the Christmas holiday period). Petition slips will be available.
By late March 2018, each parish will have been covered and it is planned to bring the petitions to the ancient diocesan seat at Clogher on 24 March – Feast of St Macartan – for a short liturgy during which they will be handed over to religious orders who will bring them to their houses of prayer until the start of the World Meeting of Families in August. The petitions will be brought to the final Mass of the World Meeting of Families at which, it is hoped, Pope Francis will preside.
The following is the schedule for the Family Petition Boxes in each parish.
3-10 Nov 2017 Clones
10-17 Nov 2017 Currin-Killeevan-Aghabog , Roslea
17-24 Nov 2017 Ematris, Newtownbutler
24 Nov – 1 Dec 2017 Kilmore & Drumsnatt, Lisnaskea-Maguiresbridge
1-8 Dec 2017 Tydavnet, Brookeboro-Fivemiletown
8-15 Dec 2017 Errigal Truagh, Tempo
15-22 Dec 2017 Donagh, Cleenish
22 Dec 2017 -5 Jan 2018 Monaghan & Rackwallace, Enniskillen
5-12 Jan 2018 Tyholland, Botha
12-19 Jan 2018 Clontibret, Belleek-Garrison
19-26 Jan 2018 Tullycorbet, Magh Ene
26 Jan – 2 Feb 2018 Aughnamullen West. Pettigo
2-9 Feb 2018 Aughnamullen East, Ederney
9-16 Feb 2018 Castleblayney, Irvinestown
16-23 Feb 2018 Donaghmoyne, Trillick
23 Feb -2 Mar 2018 Inniskeen, Dromore
2-9 Mar 2018 Killanny, Fintona
9-16 Mar 2018 Magheracloone, Eskra
16-23 Mar 2018 Carrickmacross, Clogher (for Feast of St Macartan on 24th March)