The Diocese will hold its annual Fathers’ Day Appeal this Sunday, 5th September 2021, online this year as sadly, it is not possible for us to gather in person for Mass.

This important appeal is for the ongoing support of our retired priests. While we celebrate and remember all our fathers, grandfathers and father-figures have done for us, it is a good time to stop and think of these priests who have been there year in and year out for each of us and our families, providing pastoral and spiritual support.

“Provision for aged and infirm priests is the privileged responsibility of the faithful, to whom these men have given their lives. Having borne the heat of the day in pastoral service, their modest needs should now be addressed with dignity and respect”, said Bishop Michael McKenna. 

“Acknowledging that these men have journeyed with parishioners and their loved ones in joy and in sorrow, financial support for them can be an expression of gratitude by all those whose lives they have touched.” 

Given that our churches remain closed due to Covid restrictions, and the usual collection cannot be taken up this weekend, please consider  supporting the ONLINE appeal. 

Donations can be made using the following link: