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50th Anniversary Prayer

We pray for God’s blessing on the work of Trócaire.

We pray that all people may continue to work together for the  respect of our shared human dignity .

We thank God for the partners and generous supporters who have enabled Trócaire to continue their work for over fifty years, empowering communities to work together for a just world.

We pray for peace and may that peace be mine and yours, and with all people experiencing crises in our world.


‘Hold Fast to Love and Justice’ Hosea 12

‘Hold Fast to Love and Justice’ Hosea 12

2023 is the year in which Trócaire marks the fiftieth anniversary of our foundation by the Irish Catholic Bishops. Some of you will remember the foundation of Trócaire and the inspiring actions by the bishops of the time in calling on the people of the island of Ireland to respond to the needs of those living in the developing world. Others will have grown up with the ‘Trócaire Box’ in school and at home.

It is fair to say that, over the past fifty years, Trócaire has been close to the hearts of the Irish faithful, especially during the season of Lent. The generosity of individuals, parishes and dioceses has enabled Trócaire to respond to humanitarian crises, and to empower some of the most vulnerable people of the world to build a better future.

We invite you to mark our 50th anniversary in your parish or community. Below you will find some resources with ideas on how to do this.

In particular, we invite you to pray our 50th Anniversary prayer in your Parish throughout the year. Uniting in prayer, we stand in solidarity with our supporters, partners and all in need around the world.

The Church Team

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