The annual Good Friday Walk is now in its 10th year, having begun in 2002 when members of the Kilkenny Gospel Choir with the local non-national community got together to walk in solidarity with those who suffer injustice throughout the world.
Every year takes a different theme, remembering those whose lives have been touched by cancer, families touched by suicide, women victims of violence, abuse victims, children in slavery throughout the world, those who suffer in Ireland through homelessness and poverty and last year’s theme was those whose lives have been touched by drug abuse.
This year the theme brings together 10 years of remembrance with the theme of “remembering those who suffer in our country and our world.”
Bishop Seamus Freeman will lead the walk through Kilkenny city beginning at 6.45pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, walking down James’s Street, up High Street, John Street to St John’s Church for a service led by the Kilkenny Gospel Choir and Bishop Freeman at 8pm. This year young people from the John Paul II Award and the Medjugorje youth group will lead the prayers.
All are invited to come along and join the walk or join it at different stages on route. For further information, contact 087 6286858.