Lough Derg Pilgrimage 2017

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Introduction to Lough Derg
St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg, is among the oldest centres of Christian Pilgrimage in Western Europe, dating back to the sixth century. It lies about four miles north of the village of Pettigo in County Donegal, in the Diocese of Clogher, and is renowned in Irish Christian tradition since the time of St. Patrick.

Lough Derg is a special place of peace and personal challenge and has been receiving pilgrims continuously for well over 1000 years.

For many it is also a place of great healing, an extraordinary place where profound communion  between God and the individual takes place and usually is unseen and unheard by anyone except the person themselves.

Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage 2017
On the weekend of Friday June 16th to Sunday June 18th 2017 Bishop Kevin Doran plans to lead an Elphin Diocesan pilgrimage to Lough Derg.

If you would like to reminded of this nearer the time please contact Justin Harkin @ 087 6171526 / justin@elphindiocese.ie .

 

 

Elphin Pilgrimage
Dates & Times:
Friday June 16th to Sunday June 18th 2017

Pilgrims are asked to be at the Island for 1 pm on Friday June 16th.
They will depart the Island at 10.15 am on Sunday June 18th.

Spiritual Directors:

 

Bishop Kevin Doran
Fr. Gerard Cryan (Summerhill College, Sligo)
Fr. Pat O’Toole CSSp (Ballintubber-Ballymoe Parish)
Fr. Alan Conway (Aughenagh Parish)

Youth Ministry
& Safeguarding  Officer
(16 & 17 yr  olds):

 

Deacon Frank McGuinness

 

Information on Lough Derg:

 

Please visit:  www.loughderg.org

 

 

Practical
Information:

 

 

Please consult the Lough Derg Three Day Brochure by clicking here. 

Likely Cost per person
(excluding travel):
  Senior Citizen’s:  €65.00

Other Adults:  €70.00

School Going Teenagers (subsidized): €45.00

Payable on arrival at  Lough Derg.

     

 

 

 

 

 Travel to and from Lough Derg

Pilgrims are welcome to make their own travel arrangements to and from Lough Derg
or avail of a Special Pilgrim Bus Service, pending available  places.

Pilgrim Bus Schedules and Booking Arrangements

More detailed information will be provided nearer the time.
An approximate and likely schedule follows:

 

Friday
Time
of
Departure
Parish

 

Pick-up
&
Drop Off
Point
Sunday
Time
of
Arrival
Likely Cost
Adult
Return
 
Likely Cost
Student
Return
 09.00 Athlone  St. Peter’s & Paul’s Church 14.15 €30.00   €5.00
 09.15 Kiltoom & Cam  Church of the Risen Christ 14.00 €30.00   €5.00
 09.30 Knockcroghery  St. Patrick’s Church 13.45 €30.00   €5.00
 09.45 Roscommon  Sacred Heart Church Car Park 13.30 €30.00   €5.00
 10.oo Kilbride
(Four-Mile-House)
 St. Brigid’s Church  13.15 €25.00   €5.00
10.15 Tulsk  Church of St. Eithne & St. Fidelma  13.00 €25.00   €5.00
 10.30 Elphin  St. Patrick’s Church  12.45 €25.00   €5.00
 10.50 Boyle  St. Joseph’s Church  12.25 €25.00   €5.00
 11.10 Aughenagh  Hunt Service Station Castlebaldwin  12.05 €25.00   €5.00
 11.30  Sligo  Summerhilll College Car Park  11.45 €20.00   €5.00
 11.45  Drumcliffe  St. Colmcille’s Church  11.30 €20.00   €5.00
 12 noon  Grange  Church of Mary Immaculate  11.15 €20.00   €5.00
 12.15  Cliffoney Church of St. Molaise  11.oo €20.00   €5.00
 13.00  Lough Derg  Lough Derg Car  Park        –   –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ballymoe – Boyle Feeder Bus

Friday
Time
of
Departure
Parish

 

Pick-up
&
Drop-off
Point
Sunday
Time
of
Arrival
Likely
Cost

Adult
Return
Likely
Cost

Adult
Return
09.30 Ballymoe St. Croan’s Church 13.45  €25.00   €5.00
09.45 Ballintubber St. Bride’s Church 13.30  €25.00   €5.00
10.00 Castlerea St. Patrick’s Church 13.15  €25.00   €5.00
10.20 Frenchpark St. Asicus’ Church 12.55  €25.00   €5.00
10.35 Breedogue St. Attracta’s Church 12.40  €25.00   €5.00
10.50 Boyle St. Joseph’s Church 12.25  €25.00   €5.00

Youth Pilgrimage

There is a longstanding tradition in the Dioceses of Clogher, Kilmore, Raphoe, Derry and Elphin of Secondary School Students completing the Lough Derg three-day pilgrimage between their sixteenth birthday and the beginning of their Leaving Cert year.

Such students often make the pilgrimage with their friends, and as with pilgrims generally, their motives differ. For clogher2014example, some make the pilgrimage as a prayer for success in their Leaving Cert examination, others for direction in relation to their choice of a career or vocation, others as a prayer for a loved one or situation that is a cause of on-going concern, and others in thanksgiving for blessings received.

Sometimes too students, like other pilgrims, are motivated by a personal intention that they wish to keep private or simply by the desire to try the Lough Derg experience.

The Parish Communities of the Elphin Diocese are keen to support Secondary Students make the Lough Derg pilgrimage and many have expressed a willingness to subsidize the cost for student parishioners, i.e. so that the overall cost does not exceed €50.00 per student.Kilmore2015

In 2017 we hope to repeat the  special return bus rate of €5 for all secondary school students from all pick-up and drop off points in the diocese.

A reduced rate will also apply to each student’s stay on Lough Derg.

 

 

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PowerPoint Presentation:  Please click here Lough Derg Presentation for Youth 2016 – Elphin Diocese .

Parental Permission Form

Young people under 18 Years of Age, if they are not being accompanied by their parent/guardian, must get their Parent/Guardian to complete a Parental/Guardian Consent Form.   below (PLEASE CLICK ON LINK) and submit it to Frank McGuinness no later than Tuesday June 6th 2017.

PARENTAL-GUARDIAN CONSENT FORM FOR LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE

Please send forms to:

Frank McGuinness
Director of Youth Ministry & Safeguarding
St. Mary’s
Temple Street Sligo

Name Mobile Email Address
Fr. Gerard Cryan  087 134 5115  gcryan@summerhillcollege.ie
Fr. Pat O’Toole CSSp  087 741 7461  frpatotoole@yahoo.com
Fr. Alan Conway  087 918 5899  alcon200016@gmail.com
Liz Hanly  086 167 0557  lizhanly1@gmail.com
Fidelma Croghan  087 766 5219  fidelmacroghan@gmail.com
Patricia McCaffrey  083 198 5053  dusty_70@yahoo.com
Fina Golden  087 681 6821  finasmail@gmail.com
Caroline Daly  085 165 3941  Not applicable
Justin Harkin 087 6171526 justin@elphindiocese.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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