by Caridad B. Fiar-od
After the closing ritual at Marino Conference Centre, the participants proceeded to the Parish Church of St. George and St. Thomas. They were warmly welcomed by Parish Priest, the Rev. Katharine Poulton. The Parish Church of St George and St. Thomas is a Church of Ireland Parish (Anglican), which is located in the city of Dublin. It has a multicultural congregation with members from at least nine countries worshipping regularly.
As part of the hymns and songs sang during the service, the ICBE participants who attended the mass sang, ‘LAYAD EN SIKHAFAN’ was sung.
The Collect for Purity: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known and from whom no secrets are hidden; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lunch for everybody was served in church, courtesy of the conference organizers.