Following visits to the Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter and the Church of the Beatitudes, we drove to Tabgha traditionally considered to be the site where Jesus worked one his most sensational miracles: the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. 

Luke 4: 38-4

We proceeded then to Capernaum, on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, the home of St Peter where Jesus conducted his ministry.

Mark 6: 34-45

For lunch we ate Peter’s fish in the David’s Harp Restaurant on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.

After lunch, we took a boat trip, a time of reflection, prayer hymns

The Gospel reading was performed by Chevalier Gerard Harbison

Mark 4: 35-41

Following the celebration of Holy Mass at the church of the Primacy of Saint Peter, we drove to the Mount of the Beatitudes to view the church where the eight Beatitudes are commemorated.


“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5: 1-13

This morning after a healthy breakfast at the Magdala Centre in Galilee, we visiting the Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter

Holy Mass was concelebrated by Fr Ferghal Mc Grady, Diocese of Down and Connor; Fr Francis Mitchell, Archdiocese of Tuam, and Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, Archbishop of Cashel.

Sacred hymns were arranged by musical directors Dame Mairéad Walls and Chevalier Damien Walls and sung by pilgrims on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.