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

Lectionary for the third Sunday of Advent

13 December 2020 Collect O Lord Jesus Christ,who at your first coming sent your messengerto prepare your way before you:Grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteriesmay likewise so prepare and make ready your wayby turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,that at your second coming to judge the worldwe may be found an acceptable people in your sight;for … Continue reading Lectionary for the third Sunday of Advent

Reflection for the second Sunday of Advent

Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11 Comfort, o comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our … Continue reading Reflection for the second Sunday of Advent

Lectionary for the second Sunday of Advent

6 December 2020 Collect Father in heaven,who sent your Son to redeem the worldand will send him again to be our judge:Give us grace so to imitate himin the humility and purity of his first comingthat when he comes again,we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Almighty God,Give us grace to cast away the … Continue reading Lectionary for the second Sunday of Advent

Lectionary for the First Sunday of Advent

29 November 2020 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 Lectionary for the First Sunday of Advent

Lectionary for the third Sunday before Advent

8 November 2020 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 Lectionary for the third Sunday before Advent