Former London gangster to share story at Drumoghill Mission

The St Patrick’s Community will lead a Parish Mission in Drumoghill from 15th August until 19th August.

The St Patrick’s Community will lead a Parish Mission in Drumoghill from 15th August until 19th August.

St Patrick’s Community is led by John Pridmore who had a dramatic conversion experience and left his former life as a gangster in London behind him to tell people about the love of God. His early life was shattered when out of the blue his parents divorced and he made an unconscious decision not to love again.

With his life spiralling out of control John got involved in crime and drugs and violence. He became quite wealthy but the wealth did not hide the misery he felt within. After a vicious assault one night he asked God to come into his life. In a moment of great insight he saw that all through his life he had taken and now he wanted to give. John will share his story on Monday 15th August at 7.30pm in St Columba’s Church Drumoghill and everyone is welcome to attend.

Also in the Community is Neil Slattery who was involved in football hooliganism until he heard John Pridmore speak at a Mission similar to the one being hosted in Drumoghill. Neil turned his life around and now speaks very calmly about a better way of living; a way of living that allows God to take control.

Breda is the musician of the Community and her music gives encouragement and inspiration while Catherine is an Irish nurse who shares her story of a slower conversion to allowing Jesus Christ to be Lord in her life. The fifth member of the Community is Matthew who hails from the USA and was searching for meaning in life and found it when he saw that he had to make decisions to allow peace to enter his life. All five members of the Community will share their stories over the course of the week.

The Mission will have a Mass at 9.30 in the morning but the main Mission time will be at 7.30 each evening. The organisers encourage as many people as possible to come to this evening time of prayer that will last about one hour.