Aim of Faith and Light Community
Founded by Jean Vanier and Marie-Hélène Mathieu in 1971, Faith and Light is a cross-denominational Christian charitable association built to help those with learning disabilities and their friends and family by meeting together for friendship, prayer, celebration and sharing. There are approximately 1,648 communities organized into 50 provinces, in 79 countries.
For further information contact, Betty Moore at: 086/6055847
Monthly Faith and Light Mass in Charleville
This Mass takes place on the last Saturday of every month in St. Joseph’s Foundation, Baker’s Road, Charleville at 3pm and all are very welcome to join with us as we give thanks to God for our friendship and ask for the various needs of our hearts. Local Faith and Light members take an imaginative and active part through the media of drama and song in making our Celebration meaningful for all the participants.
Faith and Light Prayer
Jesus, you came into our world
to reveal the Father to us, your Father and our Father.
You came to teach us to love one another.
Give us the Holy Spirit,
according to your promise,
so that he will make us
instruments of peace and unity,
in this world of war and division.
Jesus you have called us to follow you
in a community of Faith and Light,
We want to say « yes » to you.
We want to live in a covenant of love
in this big family you have given us,
where we can share
our sufferings and difficulties,
our joys and our hope.
Teach us to accept our wounds,
so that your power may be revealed.
Teach us to find you
in all our brothers and sisters
especially in those who are the weakest.
Teach us to follow you
in the ways of the Gospel.
Jesus come and live in us and in our communities
as you first lived in Mary.
She was the first to welcome you.
Help us to be faithfully present, with her, at the foot of the cross,
near the crucified of the world.
Help us to live your Resurrection.