Lectionary for the second Sunday of Christmas

3 January 2021 Collect Almighty God,in the birth of your Sonyou have poured on us the new light of your incarnate Word,and shown us the fullness of your love:Help us to walk in this light and dwell in his lovethat we may know the fullness of his joy;who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen. The … Continue reading Lectionary for the second Sunday of Christmas

Reflection for the first Sunday of Christmas

Reading: Luke 2: 15-21 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.’ So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made … Continue reading Reflection for the first Sunday of Christmas

Lectionary for the first Sunday of Christmas

27 December 2020 Collect Almighty God,who wonderfully created us in your own imageand yet more wonderfully restored usthrough your Son Jesus Christ:Grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,so we may share the life of his divinity;who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen. The First Reading: Isaiah 61: 10 – 62: 3 I … Continue reading Lectionary for the first Sunday of Christmas

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

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 … Continue reading Santa pays a surprise visit to Scatter Club

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 … Continue reading Parish Notices

Golden and silver lights with Christmas tree on red background.

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. … Continue reading Christmas services