Out and About

Out and About
Annual Eucharistic Procession in Cork

Our faith is not something to only be celebrated behind closed doors, but publicly in the streets, according to the Bishop of Cork & Ross.

Speaking in advance of the annual Eucharistic Procession in Cork on Sunday, June 18, Bishop John Buckley said we should “seek opportunities to celebrate our faith in public and give witness to the faith that has been given to us”. “The Eucharistic Procession is an ideal way of doing that,” he said.

This year the guest preacher will be Bishop William Crean of Cloyne and an invitation has been offered to the various Catholic groups to walk in the procession. Participants start assembling in the grounds of the North Cathedral at 2.30pm and it concludes in Daunt’s Square.


L’Arche Belfast to host international festival

Belfast will be host to a historic global meeting, as 500 people with and without learning disabilities from 37 countries, come together as equal partners and celebrate their differences.

The event is organised by L’Arche, an international network of communities which aims to develop mutual relationships between people with and without learning disabilities.

“This event shows us that a new world free of discrimination is within reach. That makes it a very powerful symbol of hope,” said Mairead Boland-Brabazon, CEO at L’Arche Ireland and Northern Ireland.

L’Arche’s Federation Assembly Belfast 2017 will take place at Queen’s University from June 20-27.


Ferns youth receive certs of achievements

Members of the Spirit Youth Group, made up of Transition Years from schools in Co. Wexford, were presented by their Certificates of Achievement last week by Fr Aodhan Marken, ADM Wexford Parish for the valuable work they have achieved throughout the year.

The TY students joined the Diocesan Youth Group last October and commenced a year of personal and spiritual development which saw them not only grow in confidence and friendship, but also provide them with the opportunity to get involved with various community projects such as weekly visits to Wygram Nursing Home and Abbeygale Nursing Home, and volunteering at South East Radio and the National Opera House.

“Parents see this as a positive space for their sons and daughters to be themselves outside of the pressures of life,” said Colette Garvey O’Doherty; Safeguarding Co-Ordinator for the Diocese of Ferns. “Spirit aims to provide each young person with the skills that will allow them to stop every now and then and evaluate where they are at.”


Eucharistic assemblies in Meath diocese

The Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration is hosting three Eucharistic Assemblies this year, offering inspiring talks, powerful testimonies and presentations by bishops, priests and lay people.

Organised by the Meath Diocesan Adoration Committee, the assemblies will take place in Tullamore Court Hotel on Saturday, June 10; Newgrange Hotel Navan on Saturday, October 7; and Bloomfield House Hotel Mullingar on Saturday, October 14 from 9.50am to 4.30pm.

The assemblies aim to give ideas for adoration in parishes, address problems and concerns, encourage adorers and grow in Eucharistic love.