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‘Hold Fast to Love and Justice’ Hosea 12

‘Hold Fast to Love and Justice’ Hosea 12

Next week,  on the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord, 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 this occasion 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 Fiftieth Anniversary prayer in your Parish on February 2nd and at all Masses on the weekend of February 4th/5th. Uniting in prayer, we stand in solidarity with our supporters, partners and all in need around the world.

Throughout 2023, there will be other opportunities to mark our fiftieth anniversary. We will let you know about these as they come up.

The Church Team

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