On Sunday, December 30th, 2012, the Feast of the Holy Family we welcomed to both St. Mary of the Angels, Capuchin Friary, Church St, and St. Michan's Parish Church, Halston St, a group of pilgrims making the 'Seven Church Pilgrim Walk' following the huge success of it during the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in June. Many pilgrims were unable to be in Ireland in the summer so they organised to make the pilgrim walk around the seven churches today. The Friary Church and the Parish Church were named by the IEC Committee as two of the seven.
The group in Halston St.
Our Parish Secretary, Paddy Pender and author of the Book "St. Michan's Parish, A Labour of Love throughout the Centuries" speaks about the History of St. Michan's Parish.
The group included former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, Mary Kennedy of RTE, Fr. Dermod McCarthy of RTE Religious Programming, and Msgr. Eoin Thynne, Head Chaplain to the Defence Forces.