Bishop Declan invites each one of us to take time during this coming Lent to reflect on the life of our Diocese as we move forward out of the pandemic. Inspired by the writings of Pope Francis, ‘Dare to Dream’ encourages us to think about God’s invitation to each one of us to shape the future of the Church, particularly in this corner of the world. Each reflection is accompanied by a video which we encourage you to watch before engaging with the scripture offered. This resource can be used by individuals, by families or by already established on-line parish groups.
Full details and resources can be found in the Dare to Dream Page in Top Menu
Mary’s Mantle Invitation to join our Community of Prayer and make a Consecration to St. Joseph
In July of last year, we formed a little community of prayer called Mary’s Mantle. We individually prayed a daily rosary and shared our prayer intentions via what’s app and email. The 46 days of rosaries and reflections culminated in a consecration to Mary our Mother on the 15th August. We had around 46 people praying from both our parish and much further afield (Ireland, Holland, Australia) as people invited friends and family to join. It was a wonderful time of grace. Since then, around 20 of us have continued to pray and share our intentions, encouraging one another along the way. On the 15th February we will begin a 33 day consecration to St. Joseph and would like to invite any and all of you to join us.
Dear all, as we know, the government has imposed a new lockdown as from the 6th January. We are however still allowed to celebrate public Mass with the present COVID-19 protection in place. Baptisms and funerals can still take place with restricted numbers. Let us remain a prayerful community in the midst of these times.
With all my prayers
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