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Knock Pilgrimage - Homily

Pioneer Annual Pilgrimage to Knock
July 19th 2009

Homily by Bishop Eamonn Walsh

No one could accuse Our Lady of being anti-alcohol. She launched Jesus’ Public life at the marriage feast of Cana. The deeper message of that gospel lies in the truth; every person or thing Jesus touches he changes for the better.

Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

The Pioneer and Total Abstinence Association (PTAA) and the Matt Talbot Group will hold their joint national annual pilgrimage to Knock, Co. Mayo on Sunday 19 July next.

EWTN Interview - Fr. Bernard McGuckian, SJ

I was delighted to have the opportunity to tell Fr. Mitch Pacwa about the Pioneer Association on EWTN live. I’m glad you have taken the time to visit our site.

Pioneer Association .....Goes Global

The US-based Catholic network, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), will broadcast an interview with Fr. Barney McGuckian, S.J., spiritual director of the Pioneer Association on Thursday 25 June @ 1am Irish time.

Pioneer Golf Classic 2009

The Annual Pioneer Golf Classic takes place in Clontarf Golf Club on Friday 3rd July 2009. This fundraising event is open to both Pioneers and non-pioneers alike.

Sacred Heart DVD

The Pioneer Association can only exist where there is widespread devotion to the Sacred Heart. "The Heart of Jesus in History" - the DVD produced by Fr. Bernard J. McGuckian, SJ and Philip Mulally, will be transmitted world wide by EWTN on the Feast of the Sacred Heart (European transmission at 7.30am, {London Time}) on 19th June 2009.

Sacred Heart of Jesus


The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Friday 19 June 2009.

Members from Leinster province of the PTAA are organising a mass to The Sacred Heart of Jesus which will be held at the monastic site of Clonmacnoise, Co.Offaly at 7.30pm on Friday 19 June.

All are welcome to attend this event.
 

New Govt Direction on Alcohol

Campaigners have welcomed the Government’s decision to put alcohol on equal footing with hard drugs in a new prevention strategy, as recognition of the serious affects of alcohol abuse on Irish society.

Win an Eastern Mediterranean Cruise

This year, we are offering a cruise for two people sharing. The winner and his/her guest will step aboard the exhilarating Navigator of the Seas and embark upon a fabulous seven-night cruise, starting from the city of Rome.

Limerick - Youth Activity Day

On the 21st of March last approximately 20 Young Pioneers from the South Limerick Region attended a Pioneer Activity Day.  It took place in the Drombanna Day Care Centre.