Date(s) - 21 Aug 2014
Kilmore Diocesan Youth Retreat to Lough Derg 2014
Around 60 young people from across Kilmore participated in the Diocesan Youth Retreat to Lough Derg which took place in typical autumnal weather on Thursday 21 August last and was led by Fr. Enda Murphy, Diocesan Director of Pastoral Services and Youth Ministry. The retreat itself was conducted by Fr. Robert McCabe, a priest of the Meath diocese, who is one of the chaplains to the Irish Defence Forces and based in Gormanston Camp. Also present were Fr. Oliver Kelly, PP Cloonclare-Killasnett (Manorhamilton); Fr. Kevin Donohoe, Administrator, Urney and Annagelliff (Cavan Cathedral); and Fr. Rafal Siwek, CC Cavan.
After opening prayers in St. Patrick’s Basilica, the young retreatants availed of refreshments during a mid-morning break before praying the Way of the Cross and hearing about the Christian Journey of Discipleship. After lunch, there was an opportunity for people to avail of the Sacrament of Reconciliation while the Blessed Sacrament was exposed for adoration. Fr. Robert, Fr. Enda, Fr. Oliver, Fr. Kevin, and Fr. Rafal concelebrated Mass in the Basilica before everyone made their way home.
A word of thanks to all who contributed to the success of the retreat – especially Fr. Owen McEnaney, Prior of Lough Derg, and his team; Fr. Robert McCabe; those who took part in the retreat itself and those who accompanied them.