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Information for media attending the Vigil of Prayer for Mothers and their Unborn Babies in Knock

Information for media attending the Vigil of Prayer for Mothers and their Unborn Babies in Knock

You or a representative are invited to attend the national Vigil of Prayer for Mothers and their Unborn Babies.  The theme for this special Vigil is: ‘Choose Life: We Cherish Them Both’ and please see details below.  Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland; Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam and the custodian of the Marian Shrine; and Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick, will be available to speak to media at 2.30pm at the Papal Cross, which is situated beside the Basilica of Our Lady of Knock, on the side of the Apparition Chapel.  Print and photo journalists are invited to contact, in advance, the Catholic Communications Office, Maynooth, to reserve a place in the Basilica during the Mass.

Notes to Editors

The national Vigil of Prayer for Mothers and their Unborn Babies will place at Our Lady’s Shrine in Knock, Co Mayo, tomorrow 4 May 2013.  The theme of this Vigil will be ‘Choose Life: We Cherish Them Both’ and it is supported by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

This special liturgical event will begin at 1:00pm with a Rosary Procession and will conclude with Mass in the Basilica at 3.00pm.  The main celebrant for the Mass will be Cardinal Seán Brady and the homilist will be Bishop Brendan Leahy.  A blessing for expectant mothers who are present will be given during the Mass.

Parishioners from around the country have been invited to attend the Rosary and Mass.  For further details on the ‘Choose Life: We Cherish Them Both’ national Vigil of prayer, pilgrims can view the pro-life website www.chooselife2013.ie which contains personal video testimonies and special prayers dedicated to protecting the unborn.

ENDS

For media contact: Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: 00353 (1) 505 3017 or Martin Long 00353 (0) 86 172 7678

 

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