Trócaire Boxes

Posted 16th April 2020 in Announcements

trocaire_lent_box_2020Every year, almost three million people in some of the world’s poorest communities are supported by the generosity received through the annual Trócaire Lenten collection in homes and workplaces throughout Ireland. Trócaire boxes are usually returned in the weeks following Easter, either through the parish schools or through the church. This year of course is very different, so Trócaire have asked that people hold onto their boxes until it is safe to return them, and consider making a donation online or by phone in the meantime. For more information, visit the Trócaire website:

https://www.trocaire.org/news/return-your-boxes-not-today

Easter Urbi et Orbi Blessing

Posted 12th April 2020 in Announcements

If you missed the Urbi et Orbi blessing on television this morning (RTE cut to the next program just before the Pope gave his blessing, though BBC kept broadcasting for the extra couple of minutes), click here to watch on the Vatican News channel.

Skip to 1:17:50 for the Pope’s message to the world, and to 1:32:30 for the Urbi et Orbi blessing.

Urbi et Orbi

Saturday 11th: Święconka - Blessing of Easter Baskets

Posted 10th April 2020 in Ceremonies

SwieconkaOn Holy Saturday, 11th April, we will celebrate the Polish tradition of  Święconka, the Blessing of Easter Baskets. As with all of our Holy Week and Easter ceremonies, this will take place via webcam: we invite families to gather in their homes with their Easter Baskets at 11.00 am to receive the blessing.

The link below includes the blessing prayers in Polish and English, and an explanation of the contents and symbolism of the baskets.

  Swieconka - Blessing of Easter Baskets

Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested in participating.

Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies

Posted 6th April 2020 in Ceremonies

Please click here for the timetable of Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies at Holy Trinity Parish.

All ceremonies will be broadcast on our webcam.

Saturday 4th: Benediction at 3pm

Posted 4th April 2020 in Ceremonies

Fr. Gerry will celebrate Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 3pm on Saturday 4th April. All are welcome to join via the webcam.