Exploring The Lord’s Prayer

September 2020 Update
We are currently exploring ways of bringing this course to a conclusion for existing participants. Decisions will be communicated by text / email as soon as they are finalised.
In coming to a decision all public health directives will be honoured. The dangers of COVID-19 are appreciated.


  • A six-session exploration of the Our Father prayer through teaching, works of art,  scripture and conversation.
  • Join a group (maximum of eighteen participants) in discovering the depth, beauty and simplicity of this familiar prayer.
  • Tea / coffee on arrival … and learning encouraged  in a spirit of friendship.
  • Suited to adults at different stages of spiritual enquiry, e.g. those new to Christianity, those re-exploring , those  interested in communicating their faith to children or grandchildren  and those seeking to deepen their own prayer practice.
  • Each session lasts c. one- and-a-quarter hours.
  • Sessions led by a facilitator and catechist (adult religious education teacher)
  • All that is needed, e.g. hand-outs, are provided each night.  You just need to turn up!
  • Group members undertake some reading together during sessions.
  • Additional reading for those who are interested (but not essential to course enjoyment).

Course Details

  • Six Sunday Evenings 8 – 9.15 pm
  • February 2nd ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’
  • February 9th – The Summary of the Whole Gospel
  • February 16th – Our Father who art in Heaven
  • February 23rd –Break
  • March 1st – The Seven Petitions I
  • March 8th – The Seven Petitions II
  • March 15th – The Seven Petitions III


  • Clonfert Family Centre, Brackernagh, Ballinasloe.  H53 NX59


  • Donation toward costs appreciated
  • Course subsidised by St. Grellan’s KSC and Ballinasloe & Creagh parish.

Booking a Place

  • All places taken. No remaining places. Course may run again in 2021/2022.

Further Enquires

Some Famous Quotes re: The Lord’s Prayer

  • “The summary of the whole Gospel”   – Early Christian writer, Tertullian
  • “The perfect prayer”    –  St. Thomas Aquinas
  • I recited the Our Father  in Greek every day before work, and I repeated it very often in the vineyard. Since that time I have made a practice of saying it through once each morning with absolute attention. …. The effect of this practice is extraordinary and surprises me every time, for, although I experience it each day, it exceeds my expectation at each repetition.”     – Simone Weil
  • Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord’s Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbour on an empty stomach.”     –  Woodrow Wilson


Page updated: 06th September 2020.