SPECIAL BLESSING
Rev John Canon Warren:

Very Reverend John Canon Warren, PP Inniscarra, composed this special prayer which he used when blessing the Community Centre and the new GAA pitch which was officially opened by Mr Paddy Buggy, President of the GAA, on Sunday 5th May 1982.
“Oh God, by whose word all things are made holy, we ask You to pour forth Your blessing on our Community Centre and keep it ever in Your love.

“We pray that it may always be a place of enjoyment and healthy recreation for all our people; a place to unite our community, young and old, in a spirit of charity and goodwill, of care and help for one another.

“In all its activities keep it free from anything unworthy of Your people. Rather let there always be found here Christian understanding, co-operation and harmony among all who use it. May we appreciate it as a great social amenity for all our community and treat it with care and respect.

“Lord, once more, we pray that Your blessing will always be on this centre, and on all who use it now and in the years to come.

“And may Your blessing always come upon all of us who are present this evening at this opening ceremony.

“We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen."