Our Lady’s Island Pilgrimage takes place from 15th August to 8th September each year.
Tuesday 15th August
Official Opening of Pilgrimage Speaker: Bishop Brennan
Mass 3pm followed by Blessed Sacrament Procession with Banners.
Saturday 19th August
Combating the effects of bullying in the Home School And Workplace
Mass 3pm. Speaker: Charlie Wyn – Founder of ‘I’m a Friend’ Movement
Sunday 20th August
Mass of Healing – With Blessing of the Sick – 3pm
Wednesday 23rd August
Whispering Angels 8pm – Speaker: Francesca Browne (Author)
Sunday 27th August
Invite to Groups and Organizations
Gathering with Banners
Open to Everyone
Wednesday 30th August
A Time to Heal – 8pm
Sunday 3rd September
Celebration of Life – Remembering the Little Ones – Mass 3pm
Special Ceremony for all who have suffered through Miscarriage
Stillbirths Abortions or Early Deaths.
Monday 4th September
Ecumenical Service – 8pm
Friday 8th September
Birthday of Our Lady – Mass 7pm Celebrant: Bishop Denis Brennan
Renewal of Commitment – Followed by Torchlight Procession
Daily Mass during season 3pm and 8pm
Healing Blessing with oils after 3pm Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation usually after 8pm Mass.
Parish clusters and organizations are invited to come for individual pilgrimages
during the season and bring their own banner. (Prior booking is requested)
Enquiries: 053-9131023 Mon–Thurs 9am-2pm or 0539131235 from 2-6pm weekdays
www.ourladysisland.ie Rev Jim Cogley 0539131167
Pilgrims move quietly round the Island, either in organised groups or individually, reciting the Rosary. Ideally, a pilgrim carries out this exercise nine times during the season – some try to do all nine on the same day.
The Order of the Pilgrimage
- The pilgrim begins with a visit to the Parish Church
- The pilgrim now walks along the causeway to the Shrine at the entrance to the Island and prays there for a few moments.
- Next the pilgrim follows the path to the left of the Island.
- The Rosary with its fifteen decades (the Mysteries of Light are optional) is recited as the pilgrim walks around the Island.
- A stop is made at the Shrine at the head of the Island, which is at the halfway point, for another quiet prayer.
- The pilgrim continues the Rosary and walks back to the Shrine at the entrance to the Island.
A final prayer of penance is said in the Church.