Loads of tender hugs Catholic Church releases gift tokens for Valentines Day

first_img THE CATHOLIC CHURCH has come up with a new campaign to help couples celebrate St Valentine’s Day “in a more meaningful way”.Free gift tokens that can be exchanged between by people in return for favours are now available in cathedrals across the country.Examples of tokens include: “Loads of tender hugs”, “A technology-free evening to do an activity of your choice”, and “Set aside time to pray together”.Each token also contains tips from Pope Francis on the secrets to a successful relationship. Source: WMOF2018More than 150,000 thousand of the tokens are available all across Ireland.The initiative took its cue from a document The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) released by Pope Francis last year which calls on couples to celebrate their love by spending time together rather than relying on commercial gifts.The tokens were produced by the World Meeting of Families 2018, a three-yearly event which will be held in 2018 in Ireland. Source: WMOF2018The event focuses on the role of the family in the lives of Catholics and will be held over five days in Dublin.Fr Tim Bartlett, secretary general of the meeting, told the Irish Catholic:[The] tokens encourage simple little gestures, and help us to appreciate that these simple gestures are also moments of grace and expressions of selfless love for another which mirror the love of God for use, and are to be celebrated. ‘Loads of tender hugs’ – Catholic Church releases gift tokens for Valentine’s Day Free gift tokens that can be be exchanged in return for favours are now available in cathedrals across the country. Feb 10th 2017, 6:15 AM Short URL 11,346 Views 35 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3231587 center_img Friday 10 Feb 2017, 6:15 AM Share164 Tweet Email Source: WMOF2018Single people may be wondering where they fit into the mix with these gift tokens, but fear not. For anyone not yet coupled up by 14 February, a special “Prayer for those seeking a spouse” is also available in cathedrals and shops.Read: Priests visit shopping centre to hear confessionsRead: Ireland’s Catholic Library is trying to negotiate a move – and its members aren’t happy By Cormac Fitzgerald Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Homeowners extended family hurt when stairs collapsed at OIB home

first_img Mayor Debbie Smith says all of which were the owner’s extended family.The hospital has not released the status of the injuries of the five admitted.Smith says she was told a group of more than 10 people were taking a photo when the steps gave way Monday afternoon.Related Article: Water conservation urged for Memorial Day throughout Brunswick CountyOcean Isle Beach Police report it was a joint effort between Sunset Beach Fire Department, Brunswick County EMS, Ocean Isle Beach Police and Fire Department. Several people were hurt when the steps collapsed at a home in Ocean Isle Beach on May 27, 2019. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY) OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Town officials have provided new details in the Ocean Isle Beach collapsed stair incident that happened on Memorial Day.Brunswick County EMS confirms five people were transported to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. Two were sent by ground transportation and three were airlifted.- Advertisement – last_img read more