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The Pilgrimage Bell PDF Print E-mail
.The Pilgrimage Bell, Diocese of Dromore,

31st March – 7th April 2011

International Eucharistic Congress, 10 – 17 June 2012

National Eucharistic Congress,
25th June 2011 in Knock

Everyone in Banbridge and the surrounding districts is invited to attend Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during the visit of the Pilgrimage Bell, heralding the National and International Congresses in 2011 and 2012.

The following is the scheduled times for adoration for different groups in Seapatrick Parish. You are welcome to come along at any time. A Prayer Leaflet will be available at the Church entrances.

Arriving at 4:00pm to St Thérèse’s Church, Banbridge on Tuesday 5 April 2011

4:00pm Reception & Prayers

Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 4:15pm – 10:00pm

4:30pm-5:30pm St Joseph’s Young Priests Society

5:30pm-6:30pm Parish Lourdes Group

6:30pm-7:30pm St Thérèse’s Prayer Group

7:30pm-8:30pm St Vincent de Paul

8:30pm-9:30pm John Paul II Awards Youth

9:30pm-10:00pm Lenten Group

Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Wednesday 6 April 9:00am-1:00pm

8:30am-9:00am Mass

9:00am-10:00am Private adoration

10:00am-10:30am Mass

10:30am-11:00am Bridge Primary School

11:00am-12:00noon St Patrick’s College

12:00noon-12:30pm St Mary’s Primary School

1:00pm The Pilgrimage Bell leaves Banbridge and goes to Ballynahinch.



The Eucharistic Congress Bell is a key symbol of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. From its origins in the Dominican Convent of Portstewart, Co. Derry the Bell was more recently used to ring in the Jubilee Year 2000 in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

The Bell will reflect the invitation to faith, to prayer, to reconciliation and to mission which has always been important in our Christian tradition.

It is hoped that the pilgrimage of the Bell throughout the Dioceses of Ireland, and beyond, will be a vehicle to invite people to deepen their communion with Christ and with one another.

The journey through the Diocese will begin in Newry and end in Ballynahinch from where the Bell will be handed over to the Diocese of Down and Connor. It will arrive in each parish between 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm and be carried by volunteers to the church where there will be services of reflection on the Eucharist.

Bell Pilgimage Itinerary

Newry 31 March - 1st April

Warrenpoint 1st - 2nd April

Hilltown 2nd - 3rd April

Craigavon 3rd - 4th April

Lurgan 4th - 5th April

Banbridge 5th - 6th April

Ballynahinch 6th - 7th April

Visit www.iec2012 for information about the Congress. You can also follow progress on Facebook and Twitter.




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