Father Gerry Campbell to run from Bann to the Boyne for Trócaire

9 Mar, 2016 | News

Father Gerry Campbell, a priest of the Archdiocese of Armagh, will undertake a diocesan run from the Bann to the Boyne in aid of Trócaire’s 2016 Lenten campaign and in association with the Armagh Diocesan Youth Commission. Trócaire’s 2016 Lenten campaign, with the theme of ‘Join the Fight for Justice’ is taking place during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. The Irish language puts an emphasis on action for mercy, rather than showing mercy. We talk about Trócaire a dhéamamh; to do mercy and not to just show it and it is hoped that this run will inspire us all to ‘do’ more mercy in our own lives.

Father Campbell, the Armagh diocesan representative for Trócaire, plans to complete the run between Sunday 13 March and Wednesday 16 March. He will run an average of 22 miles each day. His itinerary is outlined below:

Sunday 13 March
Saint Trea’s Church, Newbridge: Prayer Service at 8.30am. The run begins at 9.00am
Arrive outside Saint Pius X College, Magherafelt at 9.30am
Arrive in High Street, Moneymore at 10.15am
Arrive outside Holy Trinity Church, Cookstown at 11.15am
Arrive in Saint Patrick’s Church (car park), Dungannon at 12.30pm

Monday 14 March
Saint Patrick’s Church, Dungannon: Prayer Service at 9.00am. The run begins at 9.30am from the car park. Arrive in The Square, Moy at 10.30am
Arrive into Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, through the Holy Door at 11.30am for a Prayer Service led by Archbishop Eamon Martin. Father Campbell will leave the cathedral at 12.15pm. Parishioners are welcome for the prayer service and to give Father Campbell a send-off from the cathedral.
Arrive outside Saint Michael’s Church, Newtownhamilton at 2.15pm

Tuesday 15 March
Saint Michael’s Church, Newtownhamilton: Prayer Service at 8.30am. The run begins at 9.00am
Arrive at Silverbridge GAA Hall at 10.15am
Arrive at Saint Patrick’s Church, Dundalk at 12.30pm
Arrive at Saint Mary’s Church, Kilsaran at 2.30pm

Wednesday 16 March
Saint Mary’s Church, Kilsaran: Prayer Service at 8.30am. The run begins at 9.00am
Arrive outside Saint Brigid’s Church, Dunleer at 10.00am
Arrive into Saint Peter’s Church, Drogheda through the Holy Door at 11.45am for Prayer Service and refreshments

For more information see www.armagharchdiocese.org


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