It’s an all-day prayer event with guest speaker Sr Briege McKenna, but to take part you will need to splash the cash to gain admittance to the day of prayer – 20 euros.
The Neptune Stadium in Cork has a seating capacity of 2,500. Fill that and its 50,000 euros in the diocese’s coffers less, of course, sundry expenses.
Last Thuursday’s Gospel reading began: “Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘As you go, proclaim the kingdom of heaven is close at hand. Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils. You received without charge, give without charge. Provide yourselves with no gold or silver, not even a few coppers for the journey or spare tunic or footwear or a staff, for the workman deserves his keep.” (Matthew10)