MONTH OF MAY – KEASH PILGRIMAGE WALK IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY
For the four Sundays mornings of May ie 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th – at 7.30am, commencing from the Grotto beside Keash Church, a pilgrimage walk will take place (lasting 45minutes to 1 hour). The walk will commence with a moments reflection where each pilgrim will be requested to quietly ask our Lady to intercede for whatever their pilgrimage is being offered for. The morning Gospel will be recited with a short reflection following. The walk will commence up the back road (chapel hill) where the Rosary will be recited before arrival at the Holy Well in Kingstone. Each pilgrim will walk in and stand before our Lady, privately recalling their intention for which the pilgrimage is being offered. We will remember Tom Ward who passed away a short time after carrying and permanently fixing the Statue of our Lady to its present loction. Pilgrims will be asked to quietly think of all the things in their lives which they give thanks for as they walk towards the main road, having left the Holy Well. A short prayer will be said at Toomour Abbey as we pass thanking those that handed us down our faith and praying that we will succeed in doing likewise. We will pray for our religious and ask Gods intercession for more answering Gods call to a religious life. At the parochial house we will stand briefly looking in the direction of Knockbrack praying for our deceased. The final element of the pilgrimage will be devoted (as we pass Keash National School) for all students and teachers of our parish and beyond and especially those students preparing for exams. The pilgrimage will conclude at the Grotto with a short prayer. It is the intention to keep on the move as much as possible. Everyone is welcome. People are asked to bring florescent bibs or coats, if they have such. Anyone unable for the full pilgrimage is asked to join and leave as necessary or indeed to recite the Rosary and other prayers at the Grotto while the pilgrimage walk is taking place. We pray for the intercession of the Holy Spirit that people will turn out and support this event.