On Sunday, 29 September at 5.00 pm you are invited to pray for the intentions of the ‘People of Ireland’ and the ‘Protection of Humanity’. Your prayers will join with those of Archbishop Eamon Martin who, at the same time, will lead a short prayer service at the Papal Cross near Drogheda marking the 40th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ireland in 1979 and the visit of Pope Francis last year. We invoke the prayer recited by Pope John Paul II in Drogheda:
Christ, Prince of Peace; Mary, Mother of Peace, Queen of Ireland; Saint Patrick, Saint Oliver, and all saints of Ireland; I, together with all those gathered here and with all who join with me, invoke you: Watch over Ireland. Protect humanity. Amen.