July 29, 2019 N/A
Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam, accompanied by Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe, and Monsignor Gearóid Dullea, Executive Secretary of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference, will lead this year's Reek Sunday on 29 July, on Ireland's holy mountain, Croagh Patrick.
The theme of this year's pilgrimage is the family, as part of preparations to World Meeting of Families 2018.
On the evening before, Saturday (29 July) at 6.30pm, Archbishop Neary will celebrate Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Westport, to mark the official beginning of this year's pilgrimage. During Reek Sunday, at the summit of Croagh Patrick, the frequency of Mass times will be different to that of previous years.
Mass will be celebrated every hour, beginning at 8am, with the final Mass commencing at 2pm. Bishop Monahan will celebrate Mass as Gaeilge at 10am. Archbishop Neary will celebrate Mass at 11am. Pilgrims may also receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the summit from 7.30 am to 2pm.