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WYD Pilgrims Commissioned in Lough Crew

'Mary arose and went with haste' (Lk. 1:39)

WYD Pilgrims Commissioned in Lough Crew

World Youth Day Pilgrims gathered in Lough Crew, Oldcastle recently for the annual diocesan celebration in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett. During the celebration of Mass, Bishop Deenihan commissioned the WYD pilgrims in preparation for their pilgrimage to Lisbon in August for World Youth Day.

Pilgrim Prayer
Our Lady of the Visitation,
you who left in haste towards the mountain to meet Elizabeth,
lead us also to meet all those who await us
to deliver them the living Gospel:
Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord!
We will go in a hurry, with no distraction or delay,
but with readiness and joy.
We will go peacefully, because those who take Christ take peace,
and welldoing is the best wellbeing.
Our Lady of the Visitation,
with your inspiration, this World Youth Day
will be the mutual celebration of the Christ we take, as You once did.
Make it a time of testimony and sharing,
fraternization, and giving thanks,
each of us looking for the others who always wait.
With you, we will continue on this path of gathering,
so that our world will gather as well,
in fraternity, justice and peace.

Help us,
Our Lady of the Visitation,
to bring Christ to everyone, obeying the Father, in the love of the Spirit!

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