Light the Fire ~ August 6th ~ Slane


Schedule: 12.15 pm ~ Praise and Worship; 1 pm ~ Gathering; 1.15 pm ~ Rosary; 2 pm ~ Mass

Archbishop Eamon Martin is to celebrate mass on World Youth Day (6th August) at Slane, Co. Meath in a Light the Fire of faith service.  Sr Briege McKenna, Fr. Pablo Escriva de Romani and Dana will be in attendance.

In the Spirit of World Youth Day, pilgrims from across Ireland are invited to join Archbishop Eamon Martin, for Rosary, Mass, and Healing Service.

Dana will sing her new song, Light the Fire, an anthem inspired by St. Patrick, who famously lit the Easter fire at Slane in 433AD in defiance of King Laoire.

The Paschal candle will also be lit as part of the ceremony on the Feast of the Transfiguration as Pilgrims pray for a renewal of faith in Ireland.

Archbishop Eamon Martin recalled St. Patrick’s own experience as he prepared for this event: “Sometimes we forget that St. Patrick came first to Ireland as a frightened teenager, forced into slavery. He knew he was a sinner, but he grew to know and love God through prayer and sacrifice. The light of faith will be kept alive and spread and renewed in Ireland in families that pray and from young person to young person – as Dana’s new song puts it: lighting the flame of faith in their own hearts and in the hearts of others!”

“I look forward very much to celebrating the Eucharist on the Hill of Slane on World Youth Day, and praying for the young people of Ireland – that they may kindle in their hearts a love for Jesus Christ and become ambassadors for Christ all around the island of Ireland.”

To book a seat on the bus leaving from Letterkenny, please text Margaret on 083-4052841 or Mary T. on 087-6707002. Please advise family and friends. Bus Fare and departure times will be confirmed  later.

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