St Margaret’s Catholic Church, Lerwick will be dedicating a chapel to Our Lady of Częstochowa. Professional and amateur artists (aged 16+) are invited to make an Icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa. The winning entry will be placed within the chapel, with a prize of £500. The size of the icon required is 60cm x 40cm approximately. All entries are expected to be framed and ready for hanging.
Closing dates for entries is Friday 15th August 2014 at 12.00pm. An exhibition of all entries will be held in the parish rooms on 16th and 17th August from 12pm – 2pm. The winning entry will be judged by Fr Anil Gonsalves, Mark Boden, Dorota Rychlik and Zuzanna O’Rourke and announced in The Shetland Times on Friday 22nd August.
An official opening of the chapel will be held on Tuesday 26th August, the Feast day of Our Lady of Częstochowa, with Mass at 7:15pm, the blessing of the Icon, followed by a buffet.
Please telephone St Margaret’s Church on 01595-692233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
May is a month dedicated to Our Lady. To mark this occasion, on Sunday 25th May before the final blessing, the children and young people will be invited to bring flowers to place before Our Lady. They will also be invited to light a candle. Members of the congregation are also invited. Please bring your own flowers.