Santa pays a surprise visit to Scatter Club

Santa Claus made a surprise visit to the last Scatter Club get-together of 2018, which was held on the later-than-usual date of Saturday 22 December at the Diocesan Hall in Trim.

Despite the pressures of the season, Santa had gifts for all the children in attendance and was very impressed by the children’s warm welcome.

Santa thankfully made it back to the North Pole just in time for the big day, which saw him visit the homes of 2.1 billion children across the world!

Parish Notices

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.

Christmas Services

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.

Christmas services

Christmas services will be held in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim and St. James’ Church, Athboy as follows:

Christmas Eve

11.30pm – Eucharist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim.

Christmas Day

10am – Eucharist at St. James’ Church, Athboy.
11.30am – Eucharist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim.

Carol services

Trim and Athboy parishes will also host a number of carol services, which you are warmly invited to attend. The details are as follows:

Service of Nine Lessons & Carols – December 21, Trim

The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols with the Meath Diocesan Choir will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim from 7.30pm.

Athboy Parish Carol Service – December 23, Athboy

Athboy Parish Carol Service will be held in St. James’ Church at 4pm. Mulled wine, mince pies and other refreshments will be served after the service.

Rededication of stained glass windows in Trim Cathedral

The newly-restored stained glass windows at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Trim were re-dedicated by Bishop Pat Storey at a special service on 2 December 2018.

Pictured above (from left) are: John Arnold; Bishop Pat Storey; Dean Paul Bogle; Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive at Meath County Council; and Cllr Noel French.

For more photos from the service, click here.

Isaac Delamere installed as Canon of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim

Congratulations to Canon Isaac Delamere on his installation as a Canon in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim, on Wednesday 28 November 2018.

The service was conducted by Dean Paul Bogle and the preacher was Revd Ruth O’Kelly.

Pictured above are (from left): Revd. Ruth O’Kelly, Dean Paul Bogle, Bishop Pat Storey, Canon Isaac Delamere and Karen Seaman.

For more pictures from the installation service, click here.