Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Archbishop Francis Duffy to celebrate Reek Sunday Mass as Croagh Patrick pilgrimage returns to normal

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This weekend the annual Reek Sunday and Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage will return to the traditional format for the first time since 2019. 

Where : At the foot of Croagh Patrick beside the Murrisk Community Café in Co Mayo, Archdiocese of Tuam

When : From 9.00am on Reek Sunday, 31 July 2022

In attendance : Archbishop Francis Duffy; Father Charlie McDonnell, PP Westport; and pilgrims as they undertake their Croagh Patrick pilgrimage


Mass times

This Saturday (30 July) at 6.30pm, Archbishop Duffy will celebrate Mass in Saint Mary’s Church, Westport, to mark the official beginning of the 2022 pilgrimage. On Reek Sunday, at the summit of Croagh Patrick, the frequency of the celebration of Mass will be on the hour from 8.00am to 2.00pm. 

The 10.00am Mass will be celebrated as Gaeilge by Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe.  

While on the summit, pilgrims may also avail of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) from 7.30am to 2.00pm.  All priests wishing to celebrate the Sacraments must produce a valid Celebret.

Schedule for the 2022 Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage

Garland Friday 29 July

10:00am : The annual local Garland Friday pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick will take place today at the summit of the Reek.  The chief celebrant for this Mass will be Father Tod Nolan.

7:00pm​ : Mass will be celebrated at the base of Croagh Patrick in the car park at Murrisk Community Café.


Reek Sunday 31 July

7:30am – 2:00pm​ : Confessions at the summit of Croagh Patrick.

8:00am​ : First Mass at the summit, with the celebration of each subsequent Mass on the hour until 2.00pm

10:00am : Aifreann as Gaeilge – le Easpag Chill dá Lua Fiontán Ó Monacháin

11.00am : Mass celebrated by Father Stephen Farragher, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Tuam

2:00pm : Last hourly Mass on the Summit


Masses in local churches on Reek Sunday

8:30am​ : Pilgrims Mass in Lecanvey Church

10:00am : Mass in Westport Church

11:30am​ : Mass in Lecanvey Church

12:00pm​ : Mass in Westport Church