LONGFORD MARATHON : The 17th Annual Pat the Baker Marathon takes place on Sunday 19th Aug, Main Street, Dublin Street, Dublin Road, Teffia Park and Park Road will be closed to traffic from 8am to 10.30am people leaving Mass are asked to follow the directions given by the local authorities.
RELICS of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin and their daughter Saint Thérése of Lisieux will arrive to St. Mel’s Cathedral at 11am on next Thurs 9th Aug for a special Mass led by Bishop Francis. At 1.30pm we will have the blessing of Roses (please bring your own rose) and blessing of brown Scapulars of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at 5.30pm and adoration will conclude with night prayer at 8pm. The Relics will leave the Cathedral after the 8am Mass on Fri 10th.
OPENING CEREMONY OF WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES takes place in the Cathedral on Tues 21st Aug at 7.30pm with participation of all parishes in the Diocese. Parish Pastoral Council Meeting in the Presbytery on Wednesday evening at 6.15pm to make preparations for the opening Liturgy for the WMOF.