POPE JOHN PAUL II AWARD PILGRIMAGE
KNOCK SHRINE, Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Pope John Paul II Award participants past and present in Ireland and Britain are invited to take part in this special pilgrimage along with their parish leaders, school principals, teachers and Award leaders. There are some exciting activities and special guests arranged for the day. Award participants will be encouraged to get involved.
Date of pilgrimage: Tuesday, 25 September
10:30am: Assemble at the Papal Cross
11:00am: Welcome ceremony
11:30am: Song, prayer and discussion. Guest Speakers: Sr Ethel Normoyle and Alan Kerins
12:45pm: Lunch break
2:00pm: Prayers of Thanksgiving at the Apparition Chapel
2:20pm: Song, prayer and reflection
3:00pm: Celebration of the Eucharist
We’re delighted to welcome Sr Ethel Normoyle of the Little Company of Mary in Ireland. Director and Founder of the Missionvale Care Centre in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
We also welcome Alan Kerins – Irish sportsman, humanitarian, social entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Elation Ministries are providing the main music to the event. Elation Ministries are a group who aim to bring the Gospel to people through music and song. Parts of our day will also include choirs and singers from dioceses in attendance.
Bring your school, parish or diocesan banners
It would be great if each parish and school could bring their banners. It’s not often that so many dioceses, parishes and schools together at once so we want to let everyone know. There will be a short procession of all banners into the Basilica.
We are encouraging everyone to spread the word about the the Award and about our pilgrimage to Knock. This is a unique event and everyone the length and breadth of Ireland are welcome to attend and witness for themselves all the work our young people are doing in their parishes and communities.
If any young people from Kildare & Leighlin Diocese has any questions, please get in touch.
Telephone: 059 9164084