Jan 17, 2018

Trocaire Lenten campaign


Some resources for parish liturgy and justice groups as they prepare for Trociares Lenten campaign. A full press pack will be issued later and posted here. As usual Hannah and the team at Trociare have created great Lenten resources for parishes.

- A sample poster HERE- full packs will be sent to parish priests in the coming weeks.

-A Stations of the Cross (Click here for English & Gaeilge) and a Lenten Examination of Conscience for use in a youth or schools setting (Click here for English & Gaeilge) written by Fr Dominic Meehan from the Archdiocese of Diocese of Cashel & Emly.

- Homily notes for four of the Sunday’s of Lent will be availble online HERE nearer Lent. These homily reflections were written by clergy who recently returned from Sierra Leone, having travelled there with Trócaire in November 2017, these include Fr Martin O’Hagan (Diocese of Down & Connor), Fr Emlyn McGinn (Archdiocese of Armagh), Fr Vincent Stapleton (Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly) and Monsignor Dermot Farrell, Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Ossory.

- details of the ongoing ‘Trócaire Romero Family Award’ that is linked to the Amoris pastoral preparation programme for the World Meeting of Families. If you haven’t yet had a chance to learn about the award, or to promote it within your ministry, Lent is a great chance! This award provides families with an avenue to learn about the lives of other families around the world where Trócaire works. They can learn about their daily lives, th  e issues that they face and share in their hopes and dreams for the future.

Each participating family will receive a certificate and a solidarity gift from another family in a country where Trócaire works. They will also be invited to an awards ceremony that coincides with the celebrations in Dublin at the World Meeting of Families gathering next August 2018, as well as being entered into a draw to win an eco-friendly ‘Green Family trip’ to the Slieve Aughty Centre, Co. Galway. The Closing date for entries is Thursday 31st May 2018 (Feast of Corpus Christi).

If you would like additional information on the Trócaire Romero Family Award or on any of the Lenten resources mentioned above, please call Hannah on 01-6549121 or via email

Please feel free to share these resources with any mailing lists or websites that you may have contact with.