August 26: Blessing of our Land
Date / Time
11:30 am - 1:30 pm — 26/08/2018
Pokolbin Community Hall
128 McDonalds Road Pokolbin
Blessing of our land – ‘Together we stand on Sacred Ground’
As an expression of the Tri-Diocesan Covenant between the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle and the Catholic Dioceses of Maitland-Newcastle and Broken Bay, the Catholic and Anglican Parishes of the Kurri Kurri and Cessnock Areas invite people of all Christian Churches, and those who do not belong to any religious group, to this liturgy and picnic.
Please arrive at 11.30am for 12 Noon on Sunday, 26th August 2018 at Pokolbin Community Hall, 128 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, in the beautiful Vineyards of the Hunter Valley.
Beginning with an Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony, the liturgy will last about 30 minutes and we will give thanks for the blessings bestowed on us over the past 12 months, acknowledge our sins, pray for what we need and invoke God’s blessing on our land.
A shared picnic lunch will follow. BYO everything. Activities will be provided for the children. Pokolbin Community Hall has nice grounds and the hall is modern and well-appointed with a good kitchen and toilet facilities.