Fr Val Collier – Salesian Dublin City Mission

Don Bosco Relic Pilgrimage around Ireland

23rd February – 7th March 2013

for more details – www.donboscorelics.ie

A casket with the relic of Don Bosco has been on pilgrimage throughout the world since the 5th of April 2009 to prepare to celebrate the bi-centenary of Don Bosco’s birth (1815-2015).

The casket will arrive in Ireland on Saturday 23rd February 2013 and will travel throughout the island until the 7th of March 2013.

23 February – 7th March 2013

We are very happy to announce the start of the visit of Don Bosco Relic in Ireland.

For more details about the visit go to www.donboscorelics.ie or www.salesiansireland.ie

Itinerary

1. Dublin, Crumlin – St Agnes Church
– Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th February 2013.

Welcome Liturgy:
– Sat 23rd @18:45 – Archbishop Charles Brown (Papal Nuncio).

Masses:
– Sat 23rd @19:00 – Archbishop Charles Brown (Papal Nuncio);
– Sun 24th @9:30; @11:00 & @ 12:30.

Veneration of the relic:
– Sat 23rd after 7pm Mass.
– Sun 24th after every Mass & from 13:30 to 16:00.

2. Celbridge, Co. Kildare – Salesian College
– Monday 25th February 2013

Welcome Liturgy:
– Mon 25th Feb @9:15.

Mass:
– Mon 25th Feb @19:00 in Celbridge Parish Church.

Veneration of the relic:
– Mon 25th Feb, 9:40-13:30 for pupils in Salesian College.
– Mon 25th Feb, 14:00-18:00 for public in Salesian College.
– Mon 25th Feb, 20:00-21:00 in Parish Church.

3. Ballinakill, Co. Laois – St Brigid’s Church
– Tuesday 26th February 2013

Welcome Liturgy:
– Tue 26th Feb @10:30.

Mass:
– Tue 26th Feb @ 11:30.

Veneration of the relic:
– Tue 26th Feb, 10:30-11:30 & after Mass until 13:30.

4. Portlaoise, Co. Laois – SS Peter and Paul Church
– Tuesday 26th February 2013

Welcome Liturgy:
– Tue 26th Feb @14:30.

Masses:
– Tue 26th Feb @19:30 & Midnight Mass.
– Wed 27th Feb @07:30.

Veneration of the relic:
– Tue 26th Feb, from 15:00 to 19:15 & from 20:30 – through the night.

5. Limerick – Milford, Co. Limerick – Our Lady Help of Christians Church
– Wednesday 27th February 2013

Welcome Liturgy:
– Wed 27th Feb @10:30.

Mass:
– Wed 27th Feb @ 19:30.

Veneration of the relic:
– Wed 27th Feb, 11:00-18:30 & 22:30 up to midnight.

6. Limerick – Southill, Co. Limerick – Holy Family Church
– Thursday 28th February 2013

Welcome Liturgy:
– Thu 28th Feb @10:00.

Mass:
– Thu 28th Feb @12:00.

Veneration of the relic:
– Thu 28th Feb, 10:30-11:45 & 13:00-14:00.

7. Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick – Salesian College
– Friday 1st March 2013

Welcome Liturgy:
– Fri 1st March @ 9:30.

Mass:
– Fri 1st March @ 11:30.
– Fri 1st March @ 20:00.

Veneration of the relic:
– Fri 1st March, 15:00-23:00.

8. Knock, Co. Mayo – Basilica
– Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March 2013

Welcome Liturgy in the Basilica:
– Sat 2nd March @ 18:00.

Televised Mass in the Parish Church:
– Sun 3rd March @ 11:00.

Veneration of the relic in the Basilica:
– Sat 2nd March, 18:00 up to midnight.

9. Navan, Co. Meath – St Mary’s Church
– Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th March 2013

Welcome Liturgy:
– Sun 3rd March @19:30.

Masses:
– Mon 4th March @7:30 & @10:00.

Veneration of the relic:
– Sun 3rd March, 21:00-23:00.
– Mon 4th March, 8:15-9:45 & 11:00 to 15:30.

10. Belfast – St Peter’s Cathedral
– Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th March 2013

Welcome Liturgy:
– Mon 4th March @ 19:00.

Masses:
– Mon 4th March @ 19:30.
– Tue 5th March @ 10:00.

Veneration of the relic:
– Mon 4th March, from 20:30 and through the night up to 09:45 Tue 5th March.

11. Dublin, Sean McDermott Street – Our Lady of Lourdes
– Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th March 2013

Welcome Liturgy:
– Tue 5th March @ 19:15.

Masses:
– Wed 6th March @10:00.
– Wed 6th March @19:30 (Celebrant and preacher Archbishop Diarmuid Martin).

Veneration of the relic:
– Tue 5th March, from 19:30 to 21:30.
– Wed 6th March from 8:30 to 21:30, excluding Mass time @ 10:00 and 19:30.

12. Limerick – Fernbank, Co. Limerick – Church of Our Lady of the Rosary
– Thursday 7th March 2013

Welcome Liturgy:
– Thu 7th March @09:00.

Masses:
– Thu 7th March @ 10:00 – Secondary School.
– Thu 7th March @ 17:45.

Veneration of the relic:
– Thu 7th March, from 11:00 to 17:30 & from 18:45 to 22:30

International pilgrimage

The casket has already visited Italy, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Perù and Ecuador. It then travelled to Columbia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Porto Rico, Haiti, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, the United States and Canada. In 2011 it visited Japan, Indonesia, Australia, China, Taiwan, India, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka. In 2012 it has visited Uganda, Ruanda, Sudan, Togo, Mozambique, Ghana and Spain.

Everywhere the arrival of the casket has aroused great interest, participation and involvement and has brought together children, young people and adults to welcome Don Bosco, and to learn more about the Piedmontese saint, his Preventive System and his commitment to working with the young.

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The Salesians of Don Bosco are a religious congregation of Brothers and Priests . We were founded in 1859 by Saint John Bosco. There are currently almost 16,000 members (priests and brothers) in the congregation, working in 131 countries around the world.
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