KHS Oliver Plunkett procession and Mass

The annual procession in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett took place in Drogheda this afternoon Sunday 7th July.

The Annual Procession with the Relics of St Oliver Plunkett left Holy Family Parish Church, Ballsgrove, Drogheda at 3pm and arrived in time for 4pm Mass at St. Peter’s Church, West Street, Drogheda, the Memorial Church of St Oliver Plunket.

Members of the Order were cloaked for the Procession and Mass. Principal celebrant was His Lordship Dr. Michael Router, Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh Archdiocese and the homilist was Rev. Conor Mc Donough, OP.

The procession and celebration of Holy Mass is in commemoration of our beloved and most faithful Irish Catholic martyr, St Oliver Plunkett, who was condemned to death 342 years ago on June 15th 1681 and entered the Lords eternal light on the day of his martyrdom at Tyburn in London on July 1st 1681, aged 55 years.

His Grace, Archbishop Eamon Martin, KC*HS, is St Oliver’s most noble 22nd successor as Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.

St Oliver Plunkett name was added to the litany of the Saints on October 12th 1975. Additional pictures available on our Facebook page.

Photos credit: Janet Forbes, Archdiocese of Armagh and Thomas Kilduff, EOHSJ – Lieutenancy of Ireland