St Patrick’s Day Parade - Bantry

St Patrick’s Day Parade - Bantry

| 28 March 2018

David and Elizabeth Ross of Top of the Rock Pod Pairc and Walking Centre (Drimaleague) along with Bantry Christian Fellowship hosted a team from Asbury College, Kentucky USA lead by Chuck Long (One Mission Society) from Sunday 13th March to Sunday 18th March.


On the 17th March the Team took part in the annual Bantry St Patrick’s parade:

St Patrick's Day Parade

In preparation for the event the team brought from America customised Shamrock branded chocolate sweets to give out at the Parade. On the day previous to the Parade the team attached the Sweets to post cards they had made for the event:

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The Post Card introduced the team to the recipients at the parade along with two key message: 1. A quotation made by St Patrick: ‘One should proceed without holding back … to make known the gift of God and His everlasting consolation’. (St Patrick’s Confession). 2. Two scripture verses: ‘ Peter replied, “Turn from your sins, and be baptized every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your chuldren and for all who are far off – for all whom the Lord our God will call.” Acts 2 v 38-39.

Bantry Team 3

 Then on the day the team took part in the Parade and distributed the sweets and cards with these very import messages: A. that as believers it is our duty and privilege to share the message of the gospel and 2. All must turn from their sins and trust in Christ alone for salvation. If they do they receive the gift of eternal life.

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If you would like information on short-term team or individual opportunities to serve in Ireland with OMS (One Mission Society) do not hesitate to get in contact. There are also long term opportunities to serve in Evangelistic outreach, Church Planting and other ministries in Ireland.

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Matthew 9v37-38