Peregrination Pro Christo Ireland: 2019

Annual Conference

The Annual Conference of Peregrinatio Pro Christo was held in the Marino Institute of Education, Dublin on Saturday 16th November 2019 with an attendance of 150, which included legionaries from England and Scotland, 5 Priests,1 Religious Brother, and a Religious Sister. 9 excellent reports were given at the Conference, including one from Germany and one from Finland. Good discussions took place on various topics throughout the day with excellent participation by those present.

On Sunday morning a very lively meeting took place between Concilium officers and the overseas visitors, with many items discussed such as the importance of encouraging parishes to host teams for 2020, the approach to people while on door to door visitation, recruiting extra volunteers for projects, appointing a PPC promoter from each Curia to visit each praesidia, and preparations needed for going on PPC.

The Peregrinatio Pro Christo Committee would like to thank all those who took part in the Conference and especially the legionaries who participated in the 18 projects during 2019.

The process of planning for next year has begun and some requests for overseas projects have already come in. Curiae are urged to send in the names of organisers as soon as possible.

All Curiae are urged to appoint as soon as possible their Curia Organiser, Assistant Organiser and Curia Officer in charge of PPC.

Please include the PPC Committee in your prayers for the success of Peregrinatio Pro Christo projects next year.

The Annual Conference for Organisers will take place on Saturday 18th January in Nazareth Hall, Concilium from 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.

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The final teams have returned from St. Andrew’s Parish in Scotland and St Gerard’s Parish in Birmingham and Our Lady of Ransom Parish in Eastbourne.

All projects went well throughout the year, with a good number of lapsed Catholics returning to practice of the faith and numerous good contacts made with people of all faiths and individuals with no faith.

In one parish alone 17 people were interested in doing the RCIA programme.

At present plans are being made for the Annual PPC Conference which will be held in Marino Institute, Dublin on Saturday 2nd November.

Please pray for all the contacts made during the year on PPC projects, and the success of the Conference.

We look forward to a good attendance.

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August 2019

A team of 8 went to St. Joseph’s Parish in Leyton from July 27th to August 3rd. A team of 11 went to Holyrood and St. Telios in Tenby from the 3rd to 10th August, and a team of 10 worked from Aug 10th to 17th in the Most Holy Cross and St. Helen’s Parish Merseyside. Four other teams with 8, 9, 8 and 10 legionaries are due to go to the U.K. before the end of the season.

A good number of reports have been received from the Team Leaders with some very heartening results and many people giving their details for the RCIA programme.

Planning is on-going for the Annual Conference which takes place on the 2nd November in the Marino Institute.

Please pray for all projects and volunteers and for a successful Conference.

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