During the summer months there are a number of pilgrimages and retreat available.
Listed below are some you might like to consider:
Knock: Ireland’s Marian Shrine, season continues until Oct 14th with Mass, Confessions, Stations of the Cross, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament daily. National Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock Aug 14-22
Lough Derg: 3-day retreats continue until Mon Aug 13th. One day retreats on various dates throughout August and September. This scared island is a place of prayer and contemplation, a time to come closer to God, offering no distractions, no interruptions.
Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Sept 12-17. Athboy Choir will be the pilgrimage choir this year. Bookings to Pilgrimages Abroad 01 6359300.
Prayer and Reflection Weekend for Young Adults (18-45) 20-22 July in St Columban’s, Dalgan Park. Cost: Donation, own room, all meals. Contact: Sr. Una 0906481666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Summer Youth Festival: 16th-19th Aug Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. An opportunity to make new friends and explore your faith. www.youth2000.ie