St. Columbanus 2015
This link shows a video of Celebrations Day – Bobbio 2015
A Year to Mark the 14th Hundredth Anniversary of the death of St Columbanus in 2015.
Pilgrimage in the footsteps of St Columbanus.
24-31 August 2015
Luxeuil, St Gallen,Bregenz and Bobbio.
Price per person sharing £900 approx.
This includes 2 nights half board in Luxeuil,
2 nights B&B in St Gallen and
3 nights half board in Piacenza near Bobbio.
Places are limited, early booking is advisable.
Booking forms and further details from the parish office or Download from the link below.
CELEBRATIONS IN BANGOR SATURDAY 20 JUNE 2015 TO MARK THE 1400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF ST COLUMBANUS
Throughout the day there are events taking place to which you are cordially invited.
9.30am: Morning Prayer Bangor Abbey.
11.30am-1pm: Guided walk touring the Christian Heritage sites departing from Bangor Abbey.
1pm-9pm: Exhibitions by the Knights of St Columbanus and the Friends of St Columbanus St Comgalls Parish Centre, Brunswick Road.
3pm-5pm: DVD Documentaries on the lives of St Columbanus and St Gall First Bangor Presbyterian Church, Main St (opposite Asda).
3pm-4pm: Talk by Fr Sean McDonagh, Columban Missionary and Ecologist, St Comgall’s Parish Centre, Brunswick Road.
10am-4.30pm: The Bell Tolls for Thee Exhibition North Down Museum.
11.30am-1pm: Re-enactors North Down Museum and Bangor Abbey.
6.30pm-7.30pm: International Concelebrated Mass with representatives and Bishops from Italy and Ireland. Celebrant Bishop Noel Treanor.
8.30pm-9.30pm: Concert of Traditional Music and Dance St Comgall’s Parish Centre, Brunswick Road.
A Bell offered by the Knights of Malta to the Organisation Green Butterflies in honour of St Columbanus was blessed at the ceremony in Bobbio Cathedral on Sunday 20 July. Cardinal Bagnosco blessed the bell in the presence of Don Gianni Ambrogio, Bishop of Piacenza-Bobbio. The Belll is now in Genoa where it will be dismantled into 3 parts so that it can travel by land, air and sea to Bangor next year to celebrate the 1400th Anniversary of the death of St Columbanus.
Saturday 25th April, 2015