Lectionary for Sunday 13 June

13 June 2021 Collect Lord, you have taught usthat all our doings without love are nothing worth:Send your Holy Spiritand pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,the true bond of peace and of all virtues,without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen. The First Reading: 1 Samuel 15: 34 – 16: 13 … Continue reading Lectionary for Sunday 13 June

Lectionary for Sunday 6 June

6 June 2021 Collect O God,the strength of all them that put their trust in thee;Mercifully accept our prayers;and because through the weakness of our mortal naturewe can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace,that in keeping of thy commandmentswe may please thee both in will and deed;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: 1 Samuel 8: … Continue reading Lectionary for Sunday 6 June

Lectionary for the Day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday)

23 May 2021 Collect Almighty God,who on the day of Pentecostsent your Holy Spirit to the apostleswith the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame,filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel:By the power of the same Spiritstrengthen us to witness to your truthand to draw everyone to the fire of your love;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Acts … Continue reading Lectionary for the Day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday)

Can you spare 15 minutes for mental health?

By Bishop Pat Storey On World Mental Health Day last October, the Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Rev John McDowell, launched MindMattersCoI, the Church’s new mental health promotion initiative. Wellness in body, mind and spirit is something that our Church wishes to promote and our faith deeply desires. We have been working hard, gathering a lot of information, developing a website and establishing an advisory … Continue reading Can you spare 15 minutes for mental health?

Lectionary for the seventh Sunday of Easter: Sunday after the Ascension Day

16 May 2021 Collect O God the King of Glory,you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christwith great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:Mercifully give us faith to knowthat, as he promised,he abides with us on earth to the end of time;who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen. The First Reading: Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26 … Continue reading Lectionary for the seventh Sunday of Easter: Sunday after the Ascension Day

St Patrick's Cathedral, Trim

Reopening of churches for public worship – Sunday 16 May

We look forward to returning to our Church buildings for worship on Sunday 16 May. While this is good news after 20 weeks of closure, we must continue to follow public health guidelines for the health and safety of everyone. Please take note of the following important information: Please DO NOT attend church if you or a member of your household is experiencing, or recovering … Continue reading Reopening of churches for public worship – Sunday 16 May

Reflection for for the sixth Sunday of Easter: Rogation Sunday

Acts 10: 44-48 While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, ‘Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people … Continue reading Reflection for for the sixth Sunday of Easter: Rogation Sunday

Lectionary for the sixth Sunday of Easter: Rogation Sunday

9 May 2021 The First Reading: Acts 10: 44-48 While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, ‘Can anyone withhold … Continue reading Lectionary for the sixth Sunday of Easter: Rogation Sunday