The lectionary for the first Sunday of Advent

27 November 2022 Collect Almighty God,Give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness,and put upon us the armour of light,now in the time of this mortal life,in which thy Son Jesus Christcame to visit us in great humility;that in the last day,when he shall come again in his glorious Majestyto judge both the quick and the dead,we may rise to the … Continue reading The lectionary for the first Sunday of Advent

The lectionary for Sunday 20 November: the kingship of Christ

The first reading: Jeremiah 23: 1-6 Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for … Continue reading The lectionary for Sunday 20 November: the kingship of Christ

Lectionary for the Sunday between 13-19 November

13 November 2022 Collect O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made … Continue reading Lectionary for the Sunday between 13-19 November

Lectionary for the Sunday between 6-12 November

6 November 2022 Collect Almighty Father,whose will is to restore all thingsin your beloved Son, the king of all:Govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,and bring the families of the nations,divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,to be subject to his just and gentle rule;who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen. … Continue reading Lectionary for the Sunday between 6-12 November

Diocesan Service of Remembrance

A Diocesan Service of Remembrance for all who died during the past two years will be held in Trim Cathedral on Sunday 13 November at 6.30pm. It will be a quiet, reflective service where people can bring a memento of their loved one to place on the holy table. While we are glad that COVID-19 seems to be dissipating, we must not forget those who … Continue reading Diocesan Service of Remembrance

Parish notices

The Soul Survivor Diocesan Youth event for young people of secondary school age plus fifth- and sixth-class pupils will take place at Wilson’s Hospital School on Saturday 22 October from 10am to 4pm. All attendees are asked to contribute €15 towards lunch. To book a place, email mkyouth2020@gmail.com. A coffee morning and cake sale will be held in aid of the parish retirement group on … Continue reading Parish notices

Pakistan floods fundraising appeal

There have been disastrous floods in Pakistan with over one-third of the country badly affected. Poor rural communities have reached out to the Joseph family in Ireland, pleading for help. In response, the family has set up a GoFundMe page where donations can be made to support those most in need. On the page, Beverly Joseph urges parishioners to consider helping at this very difficult … Continue reading Pakistan floods fundraising appeal