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Boys Faith Camp in Knockadoon (June 2016) – A Great Success

Below are some photos from the Knockadoon Faith Camp for Boys (which will henceforth be named as Camp Creideamh).

To go to Camp Creideamh website: www.campcreideamh.ie

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The camp ran between the dates June 5th – 11th 2016 in Knockadoon, a coastal village in East Cork (near Youghal) in the Diocese of Cloyne.

The camp had 17 participants, boys between 12 and 16 yoa.

Activities included bible study, catechesis, daily Mass, soccer, hurling, ultimate frizbee, tag rugby, kayaking, swimming, diving, nerve-gunning, tug-o-war, guest speakers, table quiz, faith-based movies, quadcopter (drone) piloting, arts and crafts, visit to Spike Island, visit to Cobh Cathedral, sacrament of Reconciliation, Rosary, Benediction.

The camp was co-sponsored by the Diocese of Cloyne and the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. A big thanks to Bishops William Crean and Alphonsus Cullinane for their support. There were some participants who were from other dioceses (6 Cloyne, 2 Waterford & Lismore, 1 from Kerry, 5 Cork & Ross, 1 Dublin, 2 Meath).

The four leaders of the camp were: Fr Eamon Roche (Diocese of Cloyne), Kieran O’Shaughnessy, Jonathan Murphy, Veronicia McGurk.

We thank God for such a blessed week of sunshine, fun, friendship, prayer and faith-learning.

 

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Stopping at the door of St Colman’s Cathedral Cobh. The group did not enter the cathedral through this door. We entered through the Door of Mercy (to avail of the indulgence).

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Mass with Fr Eamon Roche in St Colman’s Cathedral Cobh (chapel of Our Lady).

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Three of the camp leaders. L to R. Kieran O’Shaughnessy, Jonathan Murphy, Veronicia McGurk

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Benediction. Frs Eamon Roche and Gerard Cremin.

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Fr Shane O’Neill (Waterford and Lismore) speaking with the campers

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Mass on the last day with participants’ families. Time to depart.

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