|Reek Sunday 2016|
Reek Sunday 2016
Reek Sunday takes place on the last Sunday in July each year. In 2016 Reek Sunday takes place on Sunday July 31st with the local pilgrimage, Garland Friday taking place on Friday July 29th.
The schedule for Reek Weekend this year is as follows:
Friday July 29th
10:00am Mass on the Summit of Croagh Patrick.
7:30pm Mass in Croagh Patrick Car Park at Murrisk Community Café
Saturday July 30th
6:30pm Mass for Eve of Pilgrimage – Saint Mary’s Church, South Mall, Westport;
Celebrants: Most Reverend Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam & Most Reverend Charles J Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland (Homilist)
Sunday July 31st
7:30am – 2:00pm Confessions of the Summit of Croagh Patrick.
8:00am First half-hourly Mass on the Summit
9:30am Mass celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio
10:00am Aifreann Lán Gaeilge
10:30am Mass celebrated by the Archbishop of Tuam
2:00pm Last half-hourly Mass on the Summit
There will be a total of 13 Masses celebrated on the Summit on Reek Sunday.
Please note the following:
· All priests wishing to celebrate the Sacraments must produce a valid Celebret.
· All pilgrims should heed the instructions of the Mountain Rescue Teams, Order of Malta and An Gárda Síochána at all times.
Pilgrims should follow the instructions and guidelines issued by Mayo Mountain Rescue http://www.mayomountainrescue.ie/index.php/advice/safety-and-equipment
· The pilgrimage stations are laid out at the base of the mountain. There are two Prayer cards available for the Reek Pilgrimage, both of which are down-loadable here: 1) Stations of the Reek 2) Patricks Path
· The Pilgrims Prayer Card is available in Teach Na Míosa and the Murrisk Community Café as well as in the ‘Patricks Path' section of this website.