• on 16th March, 2017

St. Simon & Jude Mission: An Introduction

15 Young Adults from Pittsburgh, PA, are traveling to Ireland this Summer to bring their joy in Christ and their witness through serving in Liturgies, pilgrimages of prayer, and authentic community.

Their group will be serving and ministering to other Young Adults, in Dublin Parish communities, for Sunday Masses and during the week they will encounter Irish culture and tradition at St. Kevin’s Way, Croagh Patrick, Dublin, and more!

Their vision of this trip is to build a relationship with Catholics in Dublin through participation in Liturgies, undertaking three pilgrimages through the country of Ireland, and through bearing our witness of Hope to the fullness of life in Christ.

They will come to Balally Parish on 20th July, 2017. We need to house them in our Parish. Please contact Parish office if you are able to offer accommodation.

Here are all the pilgrims whom we will encounter;


Leah Hungerman



Caitlyn Doyle



Mary Philin



Jonathan Miltrik



Rachael Edeburn



Sarah Polito



Dave Dunn



Katelyn Deet



Tara Ferguson



Sean Ferguson



Eric Stoeckle



Katy Correa



Elizabeth Collins



Katy Blythe

Pittsburgh, PA

Katy is the Minister of Millennial Outreach at Sts. Simon & Jude Parish in Pittsburgh, PA. She is passionate about spreading the Catholic faith through prayer, songs, and joy!


Fr. Jay Donahue


Fr. Jay is a lively, energetic, and passionate Pittsburgh priest who desires to mentor and lead souls to Christ. This Pilgrimage began with his encouragements to build a relationship with Catholics in Dublin to collaborate for future mission trips and opportunities. Fr. Jay is the pastor at Sts. Simon & Jude Parish in Greentree, PA and is excited to lead “witness to hope.”


Fr. Peter Byrne

Dublin, Ireland

Fr. Peter is an energetic and dynamic priest in Dulbin, Ireland. Fr. Jay and Fr. Peter have been good friends for most of their priesthood and this Pilgrimage experience is largely supported by his prayer and hope for young people in Ireland.


Read all about their mission here.




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