Special national Vigil of Prayer for Mothers and their Unborn Babies to take place in Knock

28 Apr 2013

Next Saturday 4 May will see a national Vigil of Prayer for Mothers and their Unborn Babies taking place at Our Lady’s Shrine in Knock, Co Mayo.  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, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, and the homilist will be Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick.   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.

The Catholic Communications Office is promoting this event daily on social media; has placed advertisements in Catholic newspapers; and, the attached flyer will be inserted in local newspapers in the coming week. This flyer has already been distributed to parishes across Ireland.


Notes to Editors

  • The attached mother and baby image and flyer content can be used for publication. Knock flier

For media contact: Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Martin Long 00353 (0) 86 172 7678 and Brenda Drumm 00353 (0) 87 310 4444