I write to invite you to join with us for our Parish “Festival of Faith” which will take place in our Parish from 25th September to 1st October (see programme below). It has been some years since we have had a “Week of Mission” and this special week will be an opportunity for all of us to be renewed in our faith. I have every confidence that it will be a wonderful week for all who make the effort to be part of it and I’m sure that we will receive many graces and blessings as a result of sharing in the week.
I’m delighted that we will be joined by the Redemptorist Mission Team who will minister to a wide range of people at different times and in different settings. As part of the week, we will be invited to use a little red booklet for our personal prayer and to help each of us to grow a little more in our relationship with Jesus Christ who is “the Way, the Truth and the Life”.
Personally, I’m very much looking forward to the week and I know that as we move through it together, the Holy Spirit will be all the more alive and active within our parish community. Our Parish Pastoral Council has been working tirelessly in recent months in making preparations and negotiating with the Mission Team to ensure a fruitful and worthy Festival of Faith for all – I thank them sincerely along with all the other people who have worked hard in preparation for this special week.
I do hope that you and your families will make every effort to be part of the week in this special Jubilee Year of Mercy and we continue to pray God’s peace and continued blessings on our parish at this time.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral Parish is pleased to announce that it has been successful in being awarded a substantial roof repair grant from the Listed Places of Worship Fund, supported by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport/National Heritage Memorial Fund.
The grant will be used to address urgent roof repairs to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the near future. On being granted the award Rev. Peter McAnenly, Adminstrator of St. Patrick’s Cathedral Parish said:
“This is wonderful news for our Cathedral and I am very grateful to the awarding body to receive this news. The money will be well spent as we seek to address essential repairs at this time”.