All welcome on Tues 9th Dec to the Standhouse Hotel to hear speakers from Caritas Jerusalem and Trcaire, view crafts from Bethlehem and sample Palestinian food.

This gathering begins at 7.30pm. Our speakers are Claudette Habash (Sec. General of Caritas Jerusalem) and Justin Kilcullen (Trcaire Director). The Standhouse Hotel is located directly behind the stands of the Curragh racecourse.

Parish gift

For the past four years, our diocese has distributed more than 45,000 gifts during Advent from the churches in all 56 parishes. Thanks to thousands of people undertaking to deliver one or two, these gifts have gone to homes all across the diocese and much further afield. These gifts carry our Christmas greetings to the wider community and are accompanied by a message and prayers.

In 2008, we have sourced 45,000 gifts of some simple olive wood Christmas decorations from Bethlehem along with a Peace Lamp from Taybeh for all our churches. These gifts demonstrate our solidarity with Christians in the Holy Land. They also serve as a call to join in a prayer for peace in the Holy Land – which unites people of different faiths and nationalities.

Click here to view video about the campaign along with other background material