When the Celtic Christian Church was first born as St. Ciaran's Fellowship we were part of the old Celtic Christian Communion. Bishop Thomas Faulkenbury, from the Anamchara Celtic Church coined the phrase "Spiritual Ceili" when referring to what many others would call Church Retreat! His wonderful idea was that we would pray and play together when we joined yearly for our gatherings in the Communion. When the Communion dissolved, St. Ciaran's Fellowship became The Celtic Christian Church, and we kept the wonderful phrase started by Bishop Faulkenbury when we began our early gatherings.
We have had many a Spiritual Ceili since 1997. Some of them have been quiet, and others times when we celebrated the ordinations of deacons and priests and the religious professions of vowed members within the CCC. We've played music together, talked, walked, and gotten to know one another very well over these years, and the ceili has been a big factor in this. Each year we look forward to our weekend together, and plan for it for many months prior to it.
Our Ceili 2015
“A Charismatic Celtic Christian Church…Ancient and Ever-New.”
Discerning, claiming, and living the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
At Mariawald Retreat Center in Reading, PA
on Friday, October 30th thru Sunday, November 1st.
We celebrated our loved ones who have passed on, and all the saints both here and beyond.