As part of Heritage Week 2019, St Patrick’s Cathedral in Trim will be open to visitors during the following times:
- 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 17 August;
- 2pm to 7pm on Sunday 18 August;
- 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm on Friday 23 August;
- 2pm to 7pm on Saturday 24 August; and
- 2pm to 7pm on Sunday 25 August.
John Arnold will also deliver a talk on the Cathedral’s recently refurbished national treasure, the Burne-Jones stained glass window, at 6pm on Sunday 25 August.
All visitors are welcome.
The Fuchsia Appeal in aid of ex-Defence Service personnel who are homeless or in need of support is now live. Refer to the literature at the rear of Trim Cathedral for more information.
There will be a concert in St James’ Church, Athboy on Monday 29 July featuring the United Methodist Choir from Vista, California and local choir, CREDO. Tickets cost €10 and are available at the door.
The next retirement outing will take place on Tuesday 6 August to an exhibition of couture at the museum of style at Newbridge Silver. There will also be a tour of St Brigid’s Cathedral. Please inform Jennifer McKenna if you wish to attend.
The Clonmacnoise Service will take place on Sunday 28 July at 4pm. The preacher will be Rt. Revd. Patrick Rooke, Bishop of Tuam.
Heritage Week will begin on Sunday 17 August. If you are willing to volunteer to enable the Cathedral to be kept open for periods during the day or evening during Heritage Week, please inform Jennifer McKenna.
Pastoral cover will be provided by Rev. Damien O’Catháin (044 966 1123) while Dean Paul Bogle is on leave.
Confirmation class will be held on Friday 24 May at 5.15pm in the Deanery and Confirmation Service will be on Sunday 16 June in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim at 11.30am. There will be NO SERVICE in Athboy that Sunday.
Car boot sale
The monthly car boot sale will take place on the morning of Saturday 25 May in the Diocesan Hall in Trim.
The ‘Mind Yourself’ Diocesan mental health project will host a service of healing in Trim Cathedral on Sunday 9 June at 6.30pm.
Diocesan youth weekend
The Diocesan youth weekend will take place from 21-23 June. Please contact the rector for details.
The annual parish barbecue will take place on Saturday 22 June at 7pm in the Diocesan Hall, Trim.
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 night.
For more information, call 046 943 6698.
The Pilgrim Course participants will meet on Tuesday 2 April at 7.45pm in The Deanery.
On Wednesday 3 April, there will be a service of Holy Communion at 10.30am in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim and at 8pm in St James’ Church, Athboy.
The next Lenten soup lunch will take place at 1pm on Thursday 4 April in the Diocesan Hall in Trim.
Confirmation classes continue on Friday 5 April at 5.15pm.
There will be a meeting of the Select Vestry at 8pm on Friday 5 April.
Kildare Cathedral will host a ‘Mind Yourself’ charity concert with the Discovery Gospel Choir on Sunday 7 April at 6.30pm. Tickets are €15 and can be purchased at the door. The concert will mark the launch of a Diocesan project to raise mental health awareness and all funds raised will be donated to Aware.
Parents and children in Trim and Athboy parishes are invited to the next CAMEO (‘come and meet each other’) evening in the Diocesan Hall, Trim at 5pm on Saturday 2 March 2019.
There will be sweet and savoury pancakes for all and there is no charge for this event. However, attendees may make a donation to cover the cost and any surplus will be donated in full to the Christian Aid Lenten Appeal.
To help us plan, please RSVP by Sunday 24 February if you wish to attend to email@example.com or by text to 085 808 1483.
The Mothers Union AGM will take place on Tuesday 22 January at 4pm in the home of Mrs Olive Reilly.
To celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, ecumenical services will be hosted at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Trim on Monday 28 January at 7.30pm (note change of date) and also, in Athboy Community School on Thursday 24 January at 8pm.
The St Patrick’s Cathedral Select Vestry will meet at 8pm on Tuesday 29 January in St Patrick’s National School. To add your name the voting register, please notify the rector or churchwardens or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The next meeting of Scatter Club will take place at 5pm on Saturday 26 January at the Diocesan Hall in Trim. Scatter Club caters for children of primary school age and new members are always welcome.
Updated training in child protection will be held on Wednesday 20 February at 7.30pm in the Diocesan Hall as part of the parish’s Safeguarding Trust Training programme. This applies to all volunteers who work with children and parish panel members.
Confirmation will take place on Sunday 16 June this year. If anyone in your household is considering confirmation, please contact Dean Paul Bogle directly.
Due to the bad weather forecast for this weekend, Scatter Club has been rescheduled for Saturday 22 December.
The fun and games will commence at 5pm in the Diocesan Hall in Trim and new members of primary school age are always welcome!
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
The always popular Service of Nine Lessons and Carols with the Meath Diocesan Choir will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim at 7.30pm on Friday 21 December.
Athboy Parish Carol Service
Athboy Parish Carol Service will be held in St James’ Church at 4pm on Sunday 23 December. Mulled wine, mince pies and other refreshments will be served after the service.
A Christmas Eve service of Eucharist will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Trim at 11.30pm. On Christmas Day, Eucharist will be celebrated at 10am in St. James’ Church, Athboy, and at 11.30am in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim.