The relics of St. John Bosco (Don Bosco) are currently in Ireland and will visit Navan parish on 3 – 4 March 2013.
John Bosco was born on 16 August 1815, to the east of Turin. From a very early age he decided that he would dedicate his life to helping young people. He wanted to become a priest to help young people cope with the world around them. When he was ordained he began his work for the youth of the city of Turin visiting the prisons and experiencing first-hand the misery of many defenceless and vulnerable teenagers. As his work grew many young men came forward to help him. They became the first members of his religious congregation known as ‘Salesians’. Don Bosco is the patron saint of the youth and a model of God’s love, care, concern, and interest in all young people in our culture, society, and church of today. We rejoice in this opportunity to draw close to a saint who dedicated his life to the betterment and education of young people.
Everyone is welcome in Navan Parish this Sunday and Monday for the visit of the relics.
Details as follows:
VISIT OF THE RELICS OF ST. JOHN BOSCO:
SUNDAY 3rd MARCH:
7:30pm: Welcome of Relics to St. Mary’s Church & Evening prayer of the Church
8pm-11pm: Individual veneration of the Relics by the public until 11:00 p.m.
11pm: Night Prayer of the Church
MONDAY 4TH MARCH
7:30am Early Mass
8am – 9.30am Individual veneration of the Relics by the public.
10am Concelebrated Mass
11:30am – 1.30pm Visits of Primary School Groups
2:30pm – 3.30pm Visits of Secondary School Groups
3:30pm Farewell Ceremony and Departure of the Relics