A girl is holding pods/balls of the Myrtle (henna) plant

Fundraising continues for Christian families in need of food aid in Pakistan

€643 has been raised in a matter of weeks by parishioners, the Joseph family, in aid of Christians in rural Pakistan who face starvation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The global emergency has forced factories to close. Many Christians in the village of Alomahar, north of Lahore, and indeed all over Pakistan now have no source of income as the country does not have a functioning … Continue reading Fundraising continues for Christian families in need of food aid in Pakistan

Christian families in dire need of food aid amid COVID-19 crisis in Pakistan

Christians in rural Pakistan currently face starvation. Most of the adults work in nearby factories on subsistence wages. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the factories have closed down. Pakistan does not have a social security system so the concept of no work and no money is a sad reality for the Christians in the village of Alomahar, north of Lahore, and all over Pakistan. Some … Continue reading Christian families in dire need of food aid amid COVID-19 crisis in Pakistan

COVID-19: Resources for family activities

The Church of Ireland is keen to support families in growing their faith at this time. A new page with resources for families has been launched this afternoon in the Parish Resources section of the central Church website. COVID-19: Resources for Family Activities highlights links to resources from the Children’s Ministry Network, the Family Time book for primary school-aged children (now available to download for … Continue reading COVID-19: Resources for family activities

Bishop’s statement

• Public worship is cancelled up to 29 March Bishop Pat Storey has issued a pastoral statement in response to the Coronavirus: The situation with regard to the Coronavirus has substantially changed in the last week, even though the recommendations of the government and the WHO (World Health Organisation) remain the same: that gatherings under 100 people may take place. Having witnessed the closure in … Continue reading Bishop’s statement

Annual Steak BBQ

The annual St Patrick’s Cathedral Steak BBQ will take place on Saturday 22 June at 7pm in the Diocesan Hall, Loman Street. Tickets cost €20 for adults, €10 for teenagers and there is no charge for children under 12. Tickets are available from An Siopa Caislean, Castle Street, Trim and The Deanery, Loman Street, Trim. Tickets will also be available at the door on the … Continue reading Annual Steak BBQ

St Patrick’s N.S. raising funds for garden project

St Patrick’s National School is raising funds and source resources for a new garden project, which includes the purchase of a polytunnel. The goal is to raise €1,500 for the purchase of a polytunnel and materials for raised beds within. The polytunnel, once complete, will provide an outstanding outdoor classroom environment that will allow for hands-on, real-time learning for students.   A school garden is an … Continue reading St Patrick’s N.S. raising funds for garden project

Easter Sunday service to be broadcast on RTÉ 1

RTÉ 1 television and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra will broadcast a Eucharist service on Easter Sunday, 21st April. The service will be celebrated by the Very Revd Paul Bogle, who will be joined by the Meath Diocesan Choir and parishioners from the parishes of Trim and Athboy. The service will be recorded in RTÉ’s studios on Palm Sunday, 14 April. To take part in this … Continue reading Easter Sunday service to be broadcast on RTÉ 1