Tara-Slane walk

This year’s Tara-Slane pilgrimage walk takes place on Saturday 31 August next. Many Irish families have walked up Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday, walked barefoot at St Patrick’s Purgatory on Lough Derg or have travelled along the Camino de Santiago to Compostela.

Our annual Tara-Slane pilgrimage walk allows us to connect with the faith of our nearest neighbours and parishes back to the time of St Patrick. 

“Going on pilgrimage without a change of heart of heart brings little reward from God. For it is by practicing virtue and not be mere motion of the feet that we are brought to Heaven” (fifth century Book of Lismore) 

Registration Forms are now available from the Sacristies or from the Parish Office.

In order to prepare our Pilgrim Passports, we ask you to return the completed form with your pilgrimage fee not later than 5:00pm on Thursday 29 August

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The preachers of the 2019 Triduum were Fr Paul Crosbie (PP Trim), Archbishop Michael Neary (Cathedral of the Assumption, Tuam) and Fr Shane Crombie (CC Navan formerly CC Church of the Assumption, Tullamore).

Happy Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady to all our parishioners! “Who had realized that until her arrivalthe crowded heavens had been incomplete?”We include a mention to all who join us via www.navanparish.ie/webcam

Posted by Navan Parish on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sincere thanks to all who took part in our prayerful Triduum. We are particularly grateful to Davey Lynch for his work at Our Lady’s altar, to Anne & John O’Hare for their decoration and to Frances for her flowers.

We are grateful to musicians and cantors who led the congregations in prayerful music: Michael, Tom, Gemma & David.

Some parishioners will also have noticed the great work done by Declan in the Rosary Garden. Maith sibh go léir!

Pope Video – August 2019

Let us pray that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human development”.

Pope Francis – August 2019

What kind of world do we want to leave for the future?
Let us leave a world with families.
Let us care for our families, because they are true schools for the future, spaces of freedom, and centers of humanity.
And let us reserve a special place in our families for individual and communal prayer.
Let us pray that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human development”.