Pioneer Lenten Challenge 2011

2011lentenchallenge1Have you True Grit to take on the Pioneer Challenge 2011!

Now is a good time to get ready to Reduce or Abstain from alcohol for Lent.  In the next few days you can decide how you can do this and be ready for Ash Wednesday 9th March.

Think Before You Drink- Pioneers’ 2011 Lenten Call

Today, Ash Wednesday (9 March 2011)  The Pioneer Association are inviting members of the general public to reflect on their drinking habits during this Lent.

Commenting at the launch of the Pioneers' Lenten message, Pioneer Association CEO, Padraig Brady said:

Short-Term Pledge for Lent

Thinking of Taking the Pledge for Lent?

Non-Pioneers are invited to take the Short-
Term Pledge for the duration of Lent

Conditions for enrolment are:

Father Troy Returns

A priest that came to international prominence in 2001 when he walked with children to Holy Cross Primary School in the Ardoyne area of Belfast amidst ugly scenes of hatred and violence is making a special visit to Co. Tyrone next month.

15th Annual National Pioneer Ball

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart

15th Annual National Pioneer Ball

Newsletter: Pioneer Matters 3

Pioneer Matters: A twice yearly newsletter informing members of key developments within the association.

Pioneer Newsletter

Tribute to Michaela Harte McAreavey

Mrs Michaela Harte McAreavey
Requiescat in pace.

The shock waves that we all experienced on learning of the senseless murder of Michaela just days after her marriage to John McAreavey have barely yet subsided. As one of my colleagues said, it was experienced by thousands of people all over Ireland like a tragic death in the family. 

Michaela Harte-McAreavey RIP

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association extends its deepest sympathies to its fellow Pioneer member, Mickey Harte,  on the tragic passing of his daughter, Michaela.

Our thoughts are with her husband John, her parents Mickey and Marian and her family at this time.

Michaela will be remembered in our prayers.

 May she rest in peace.

Pioneers Launch 2010 Advent & Christmas Message

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association (PTAA) launched its 2010 “Let’s Pray Together” Christmas Message today (26 November 2010) at the start of Pioneer Week and called on Irish people to try and make time this Advent and Christmas to think about and pray for everyone affected by Ireland’s economic crisis.

Pioneers Run Association’s 1st Dublin City Marathon Team

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association (PTAA) successfully entered the Association’s first team in the 31st Lifestyle Sports-Adidas Dublin City Marathon on Monday 25 October 2010.