St Oliver Plunkett Novena 2021
The Novena to St. Oliver is promoted by the Parish of St. Peter, Drogheda. The resource includes a theme for each day along with a prayer and a short commentary based on each theme. It is suggested that it could be used this year from Wednesday 23rd June leading up to the Feast on Thursday 1st July. Alternatively, a Triduum could be held from Tuesday 29th up to the Feast on Thursday 1st. The commentary (first paragraph of each daily theme) is optional and may be used as an added resource for each day or as a basis for a homily. The St. Oliver Festival Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Denis Nulty at the National Shrine of St. Oliver, St. Peter’s Church, Drogheda on Sunday 4th July at 4.00pm and will be accessible on the St. Peter’s Parish website, www.saintpetersdrogheda.ie (St. Peter’s Church webcam) or on ChurchServices.tv.
The Apostles of Love Ireland
The Apostles of Love Ireland, a new group of Catholic lay faithful and clergy in the diocese led by deacon John Taaffe and Pat Butterly, are opening up their new Oasis of Peace Centre for prayer, teaching and healing in the beautiful grounds of New Mellifont Abbey Collon Co Louth. They invite you to visit their new website www.apostlesoflove.ie or their facebook page Apostles of love Ireland. You are also welcome to join them for their many of planned events such as prayer, retreats, healing and pastoral supports, They can be contacted for bookings and enquiries at 00 353 (0)86 8611531 or 00 353 (0) 89 6152568.
Lough Derg 2021
Lough Derg regrets that it will not be possible in 2021 to reopen Station Island for the Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage or even for the autumn programme of Day Retreats. Lough Derg will again offer the opportunity to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are” on 3rd – 5th July. The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be available as the summer goes on. Further information from Lough Derg office 0(0353) 71 9861518 or www.loughderg.org.
Drumalis Lecture Series via Zoom
26 June at 10 am ‘Of Bees, Balance and the Bible: a conversation between creation, scripture and the human experience.’ The lecture will be delivered by Dr Chris Monaghan C.P., President of Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne, lecturer in Old and New Testament Studies and first year bee-keeper! To book contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 2827 6455.
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