12. One Day Retreat to Lough Derg ~ 2018


On Saturday 8th September, the Feast of the Birthday of Our Lady, a group of parishioners joined parishioners from Portaferry, Ballygalget, Bangor, Newtownards, Ballygowan and Saintfield for the annual One Day Retreat to St Patrick’s Purgatory on Lough Derg.

Although a long journey with mixed weather conditions, a great faith-filled day was had by all along with pilgrims from all parts of Ireland and indeed from further afield. The busy day concluded with Mass in St Patrick’s Basilica and the main celebrant was the Prior of Lough Derg, Fr La Flynn and he concelebrated Mass with a number of other priests who were on retreat as well.