Bann to Boyne Run, by Fr Gerry Campbell, for Trócaire

Trócaire’s 2016 Lenten campaign, with the theme of ‘Join the Fight for Justice’ is taking place during the Catholic Church’s Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. This is a year that Trócaire is celebrating earnestly as it is a direct Irish translation of their name. The Irish language puts an emphasis on action for mercy, rather than showing mercy. We talk about Trócaire a dhéamamh;to do mercy and not to just show it and it is hoped that this run will inspire us all to ‘do’ more mercy in our own lives.

The Armagh Diocesan Representative for Trócaire, Fr Gerry Campbell, is planning another fundraising run from the ‘Bann to the Boyne’ in aid of Trócaire’s 2016 Lenten Campaign in association with the Armagh Diocesan Youth Commission (ADYC). Fr Gerry plans to run from St Trea’s Church, Newbridge Parish, Co Derry, beginning on Sunday, 13 March to St Peter’s Church, Drogheda on Wednesday, 16 March, running an average of 22 miles each day.

SUNDAY 13TH MARCH

St Trea’s Church, Newbridge: Prayer Service at 8.30am. The run begins at 9.00am

Arrive outside St Pius X College, Magherafelt at 9.30am

Arrive in High Street, Moneymore at 10.15am

Arrive outside Holy Trinity Church, Cookstown at 11.15am

Arrive in St Patrick’s Church (car park), Dungannon at 12.30pm

 

MONDAY 14TH MARCH

St Patrick’s Church, Dungannon: Prayer Service at 9.00am. The run begins at 9.30am from the car park. Arrive in The Square, Moy at 10.30am

Arrive into St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, through the Holy Door at 11.30am for Prayer Service led by Archbishop Eamon. Leave Cathedral at 12.15pm

Arrive outside St Michael’s Church, Newtownhamilton at 2.15pm

 

TUESDAY 15TH MARCH

St Michael’s Church, Newtownhamilton: Prayer Service at 8.30am. The run begins at 9.00am

Arrive at Silverbridge GAA Hall at 10.15am

Arrive at St Patrick’s Church, Dundalk at 12.30pm

Arrive at St Mary’s Church, Kilsaran at 2.30pm

 

WEDNESDAY 16th MARCH

St Mary’s Church, Kilsaran: Prayer Service at 8.30am. The run begins at 9.00am

Arrive outside St Brigid’s Church, Dunleer at 10.00am

Arrive into St Peter’s Church, Drogheda through the Holy Door at 11.45am for Prayer Service and refreshments

(All times are approximate)

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