The lectionary for the third Sunday of Advent

12 December 2021 Collect Almighty God,Give us grace to cast away the works of darknessand to put on the armour of lightnow in the time of this mortal lifein which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;that on the last daywhen he shall come again in his glorious majestyto judge the living and the dead,we may rise to the life immortal;through him … Continue reading The lectionary for the third Sunday of Advent

The lectionary for the second Sunday of Advent

5 December 2021 Collect Almighty God,Give us grace to cast away the works of darknessand to put on the armour of lightnow in the time of this mortal lifein which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;that on the last daywhen he shall come again in his glorious majestyto judge the living and the dead,we may rise to the life immortal;through him … Continue reading The lectionary for the second Sunday of Advent

The lectionary for the first Sunday of Advent

28 November 2021 Collect Almighty God,Give us grace to cast away the works of darknessand to put on the armour of lightnow in the time of this mortal lifein which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;that on the last daywhen he shall come again in his glorious majestyto judge the living and the dead,we may rise to the life immortal;through him … Continue reading The lectionary for the first Sunday of Advent

The lectionary for the third Sunday before Advent

7 November 2021 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 The lectionary for the third Sunday before Advent

Lectionary for the fourth Sunday of Advent

20 December 2020 Collect God our redeemer,who prepared the blessed Virgin Maryto be the mother of your Son:Grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,so we may be ready to greet himwhen he comes again as our judge;who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen. Almighty God,Give us grace to cast away the … Continue reading Lectionary for the fourth Sunday of Advent

Christmas services

This year, Christmas services will be held as follows: St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December, at 5.30pm. Christmas Day, Friday 25 December, at 8.30am and 11.30am. To book your place, please text/call Jennifer McKenna on 086 401 8604. Anyone wishing to attend a Christmas service must book in advance to ensure that our services comply with the Government’s ‘Living with COVID-19’ guidance. … Continue reading Christmas services

Reflection for the third Sunday after Advent

Reading: Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11 The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort … Continue reading Reflection for the third Sunday after Advent