Up to 70 World Youth Day pilgrims from the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin attended the Knock Summer Festival and the National Eucharistic Congress on Saturday 25th June.  View a slideshow of photographs from the event.


The young people and leaders made the journey to Knock for the youth festival and the World Youth Day Commissioning Ceremony. It was an excellent opportunity for the pilgrims to meet fellow pilgrims from all over the country who are travelling to Madrid in August for World Youth Day.  As part of the day the group participated in the National Eucharistic Congress events in preparation for the international Eucharistic Congress in June 2012 in Dublin.  Some 13,000 attended the celebration of Eucharist for the National Congress in the Basilica at Knock.  Four young people from the diocesan group presented the gifts at the preparation of the altar and Darragh O Brien from Clane parish took part in the ceremony of Commissioning for WYD Pilgrims.    The group will have one final preparation day on August 7th in Mount Saint Anne’s, Killenard.  With less than 50 days to go  until we jet off the momentum is building!