Sunday, 22nd October 2017

Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes – July 2010

Posted on 05. Aug, 2010 in Parish News

A group of seventy parishioners and friends travelled to Lourdes in July, led by our spiritual director Fr. Cathal Deveney. It was Fr. Deveney’s first time travelling with us and his first visit to Lourdes. His presence made for a very spiritual and enjoyable pilgrimage.

Daily Mass was celebrated in various churches and we also joined the Down and Conor Diocesan pilgrimage for Mass at the Grotto.

A large candle was lit for the intentions of all who travelled and for those who asked for our prayers. Fr. Deveney blessed the candle and it was carried in procession and placed near the grotto where it will continue to burn.

The Blessing of the Sick for our Parish group took place in the Church in Bartres. During this Mass, a special blessing was given to Barry and Sue O’ Hagan on the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary.

During our pilgrimage, we marked the Diamond Jubilee of Fr. Kieran MacKeone who travels with us every year with a special cake after dinner on evening.

Everyone enjoyed the spiritual experience of the pilgrimage and we look forward to returning again next year.

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