National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage

04 Aug 2010

Bishop John McAreavey will lead the fourth National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 12 September. Further details here, including a video interview with Bishop McAreavey and background information.

National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage 2010

Over 10,000 grandmothers and grandfathers are expected to

Bishop John McAreavey with his mother May and niece Anne at last year’s Pilgrimage

converge on Knock Shrine, Co Mayo, this September for the largest pilgrimage of its type in the world. Chief celebrant will be Bishop John McAreavey, Bishop of Dromore.

A nationwide prayer appeal for grandparents has been launched as part of the build-up to the Pilgrimage, and grandchildren from all over Ireland have responded by writing thousands of prayers for grandparents. These prayers will form part of this year