As Summer approaches and examinations come to a close, many thousands of young Irish Catholics will turn their attention to the various Catholic youth festivals that take place during the summer months. Three of the largest Catholic festivals are promoted by different groups and will be very interesting and informative.
The weekend of June 25th to 27th sees the 9th annual Knock Youth Festival take place. Again, several hundred young people will flock to Ireland's national Marian Shrine to celebrate their faith in various ways. There is a varied programme of events that will cater to all types on interest and the festival has attracted several renowned speakers. This year Sr Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking will address the conference, as will Dr Andrew O Connell. A workshop will also be given by Irish Dominican Fr Donagh O' Shea OP. See the festival's website:http://www.knock-shrine.ie/youthfestival/
The Irish Dominican friars strongly endorse the immense work being carried out by the above organisations and Irish Dominican Vocations hopes to visit all of these events during the summer months. Please pray for all involved - that through the celebration of these festivals that they may come to know the Lord more deeply in their lives.