St Patrick was brought as a slave to Ireland during his teenage years. He tended herds on Slemish mountain for about six years and during this time he “prayed many times a day,” with his love for God growing stronger. In his early twenties he escaped back home, however he realised God was calling him to return to Ireland and to share his Christian faith among the Irish. He studied for the priesthood and eventually returned as a bishop.
Mass times: Vigil Thursday 7.30pm
Friday Rathmore 9am, Rathcairn 10.15am
& Athboy 11.30am