Is there anything to be said for another mass? Wexford turns to God in bid to be sunny South-East once again
We’ve all gotten pretty fed up with the almost non-stop rain since the start of June. In Wexford, the people have turned to the church for a helping hand from the big fella upstairs.
According to this brilliant front page in this week’s Wexford People, the Bishop of Ferns, Denis Brennan (yes, his name is Bishop Brennan, it just gets better doesn’t it) has asked for the people of the south east to fall to their knees and pray for an end to the miserable weather.
Apparently his office has been inundated with calls from locals looking for special prayers to call on the sun to come back. The matter is a serious one for the farming community as the excess rain is hampering their main growing season.
The Bishop is also quoted in today’s Irish Independent about the subject.
“Our real thoughts and prayers are with the farming community at this time. I am very conscious of the vital role it plays in our society and our economy.
“This persistently poor weather is a real threat to crops and livelihoods,” Bishop Brennan said.
A special weather prayer will be said in parishes all across Wexford this weekend in a bid to stop the rain. If it works, we will all have to give it a go.
Thanks to Fergal Ó Súilleabháin for sending it our way.