Unique Vision Week programme has eclectic speaker lineup

A unique Vision Week - Year of Faith event will be celebrated in the Parish of Killenummery and Killery, near Dromahair this month.

A unique Vision Week - Year of Faith event will be celebrated in the Parish of Killenummery and Killery, near Dromahair this month.

The event is being launched on Wednesday, May 8 at 8pm in the Killenummery Hall. Vision Week brings together a number of guest speakers to make presentations on many varied and relevant topics in the parish between Monday, May 20 and Saturday, May 25.

“We have witnessed many of our finest young people throughout Ireland who have taken their lives for some reason or another, and indeed many through the social networks operating in our Irish culture at this time,” explains Fr Vincent Connaughton, Parish Priest of Killenummery and Killery.

“As this is a year of faith, I along with my Parish Council, thought that we should do something to address the needs of making awareness felt in our communities and especially with parents and the young people. I hope that many people from communities will come along to listen, hear and ask questions, particularly in relation to youth suicide. We must do everything in our society to protect our people and especially to offer hope and encouragement to our youth and instil in our adults a sense of awareness and to generate that same hope to all who are willing to open their hearts for this week of Faith, Hope and Love,” said Fr Vincent Connaughton, PP.

Guest speakers include GAA star, Oisin McConville; clinical psychologist and leading expert in youth suicide, Dr Tony Bates; RTE Chief Correspondent for Belfast, Tommie Gorman and Mark Harte, son of Mickey Harte.

See coming editions of the Leitrim Observer for further details on this event.