In Autumn 2017, a group from Kiltoghert parish travelled to County Mayo to trek up Croagh Patrick along with Fr. Brendan O’Sullivan.
When they reached the church at the summit of the mountain, Fr. Brendan said a celebratory mass, which gave thanks for all the blessings in their lives.
Special prayers were devoted to deceased family and friends. Everyone who participated in the pilgrimage enjoyed an invigorating trek, which gave them the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the County Mayo landscape, while taking time to be mindful of, and grateful for, all the good in their lives.
They take this opportunity to invite you to join them for this year’s annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick on Saturday, October 5.
A bus will leave from the front of St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon at 6am, €20 per person (see below for further information). They will have mass in the church at the summit of the mountain, with Fr. Brendan, at 11.00am approx.
As part of their annual pilgrimage, they will visit Cenacolo Community Rehab, an organisation that provides a residential rehabilitation programme for young people suffering from addiction, which involves supporting them in their recovery through work, friendship and prayer (www.communitycenacolo.ie).
This rehabilitation programme, which is located on a 30-acre farm, has successfully enabled a great number of young people to live their lives free of addiction.
By visiting this residence they intend to offer members of the community the opportunity to meet people from the Cenacolo community, learn about their experiences, in ways they hope will work to support them.
To book a place on the annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick please email Fr. Brendan at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring (071) 9620347 before Thursday, October 4.
Please bring appropriate trekking footwear and clothing, including suitable rain gear.
All those who participate in the Croagh Patrick pilgrimage/trek, will be doing so at their own risk. To ensure that all participants understand and agree to these terms, they will be required to sign a participant agreement form, which clearly states that there are risks of injury associated with the aforementioned pilgrimage/trek and that by participating you voluntarily accept those risks.