Thursday, August 2, 2012

Catholic Youth Festival Season

The months of July, August and September each year are eagerly anticipated by many hundreds of young Catholics in Ireland. It is the season of Catholic festivals and conferences. Irish Dominican Vocations is delighted to highlight these events in the hope that it might inspire some readers of this blog to attend.

First up is the annual Youth 2000 Festival which takes place in Clonmacnois, Co. Offaly from August 9th to 12th. The guest speaker this year is Fr Gary Toman of the diocese of Down and Connor. He is the Catholic chaplain at Queens University in Belfast. The papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown will celebrate the closing Mass. This event grows from strength to strength each year and is very popular because of the variety of speakers and workshops. The celebration of the Eucharist, adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the opportunity for confession are at the centre of the festival. For more details, take a look at the Youth 2000 website.


August 12th to 18th sees the 31st annual music and liturgy course take place in the Dominican run Knockadoon camp near Ballymacoda, Co. Cork. This course will be of particular interest to those involved in music ministry in choirs, parishes and churches throughout the country. For more information, consult the website of Knockadoon Music and Liturgy Course.

The Legion of Mary in Ireland are hosting their annual Catholic young adults conference in All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on September 1st and 2nd. This well supported and well run conference has as its theme this year "A Faith Firm and Immovable as a Rock" and has many excellent speakers including Bishop Eamon Walsh, Ger Brennan (Dublin footballer) and  Anthony Murphy. For further information about the conference you can email or take a look at the Legion of Mary website.

Finally, we acknowledge the good work of the very successful Knock Youth Festival which took place on July 28th last!

1 comment:

Fr Seán Coyle said...

May I wish you and all Dominicans a very happy and blessed Feast Day of your Founder.