Parishioners who have missed being physically present at the celebration of the Eucharist will have a unique chance to participate in a ‘drive-in Mass’ on Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 14.
Religious tour specialists Marian Pilgrimages are in advanced plans to hold an open-air Mass which will be held in Leopardstown, Dublin just off the M50 which will adhere strictly to all health guidelines set down by the HSE and the Government road map. The plan is to use the set up that will be at Leopardstown for drive-in movies for the Mass to mark the important feast day in the life of the Church.
It’s the brainchild of the staff in Marian Pilgrimages, who have for the past few months been running virtual pilgrimages and Mass from around the globe to their pilgrims, keeping them up-to-date and in contact with their otherwise connected community.
Niall Glynn, MD of Marian Pilgrimages told The Irish Catholic: “We have provisionally blocked off June 14 at 12pm for Corpus Christi celebration in Leopardstown, Dublin and all are welcome.
“We would plan to set up an altar for the priest to celebrate Mass which will be viewable on the world’s biggest mobile LED screen, while being able to listen to the celebrations through your own car radio. These celebrations will include live readings from the Holiest of shrines throughout the world, including Jerusalem and Lourdes. If all goes well and other priests or parishes were interested, we could move it to their other venues countrywide,” he said.
Mr Glynn said: “We have been listening to our pilgrims over the past couple of months regarding how much they miss the annual pilgrimage and prayer meetings, and this idea made sense with travel restrictions due to be increased to 20km on June 8.
“We know this is only a small consolation in the current environment, however we hope that this small ‘pilgrimage’ will go some way to fulfilling peoples spiritual needs.”