St Patrick's Cathedral, Trim

Public worship to resume on 1 December

The Government recently announced special concession for places of worship to reopen for religious services at Level 3, from 1 December, in light of the upcoming Christmas period. This will allow for up to 50 worshippers to attend services with the following protective measures: Two-metre social distancing guidelines adhered to (members of the same household can sit/stand close together); Wearing of face coverings; Where possible, … Continue reading Public worship to resume on 1 December

St Patrick's Cathedral, Trim

COVID-19 UPDATE: Church services cancelled for three weeks

Dean Paul Bogle has shared an update following the Government’s decision to move the country to level three on the ‘Living With COVID’ framework. Now that the country has been placed on level three of the COVID-19 framework, I regret to say that our churches will be closed for the coming three weeks. This means that our Harvest Thanksgiving services will be cancelled. There will … Continue reading COVID-19 UPDATE: Church services cancelled for three weeks

Fundraising update: Christian families in need in Pakistan

Beverly Joseph shares an update on the fundraising initiative for Christian families in need in Pakistan, and outlines how the money raised is alleviating the suffering brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you so much to everyone for your continued support and concern for Christians in Alomahor, Pakistan. They have been helped tremendously by our outreach relief efforts that began in March due to … Continue reading Fundraising update: Christian families in need in Pakistan

Fundraising update: Christian families in need in Pakistan

Beverly Joseph shares an update on the fundraising initiative for Christian families in need in Pakistan, and outlines how the money raised is alleviating the suffering brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday marked eight weeks since the GoFundMe page was created, and we are well on our way to reaching our fundraising goal. Thank you so much to everyone who has been an instrumental part … Continue reading Fundraising update: Christian families in need in Pakistan

A girl is holding pods/balls of the Myrtle (henna) plant

Fundraising continues for Christian families in need of food aid in Pakistan

€643 has been raised in a matter of weeks by parishioners, the Joseph family, in aid of Christians in rural Pakistan who face starvation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The global emergency has forced factories to close. Many Christians in the village of Alomahar, north of Lahore, and indeed all over Pakistan now have no source of income as the country does not have a functioning … Continue reading Fundraising continues for Christian families in need of food aid in Pakistan

Christian families in dire need of food aid amid COVID-19 crisis in Pakistan

Christians in rural Pakistan currently face starvation. Most of the adults work in nearby factories on subsistence wages. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the factories have closed down. Pakistan does not have a social security system so the concept of no work and no money is a sad reality for the Christians in the village of Alomahar, north of Lahore, and all over Pakistan. Some … Continue reading Christian families in dire need of food aid amid COVID-19 crisis in Pakistan

A reflection on the Gospel according to John, chapter 11.

Today’s gospel reading is the powerful account of Lazarus being restored to life by Jesus. It is such a well-known bible story that the name of Lazarus has come to be associated with anyone who makes a remarkable recovery from illness, or who survives it against the odds. Some time ago, when I visited an elderly person who was very ill in a nursing home, … Continue reading A reflection on the Gospel according to John, chapter 11.

Bishop’s statement

• Public worship is cancelled up to 29 March Bishop Pat Storey has issued a pastoral statement in response to the Coronavirus: The situation with regard to the Coronavirus has substantially changed in the last week, even though the recommendations of the government and the WHO (World Health Organisation) remain the same: that gatherings under 100 people may take place. Having witnessed the closure in … Continue reading Bishop’s statement