The Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, has issued a statement as churches in the Republic of Ireland prepare to reopen from Monday.
The following opportunities may be of interest to parishes and dioceses as they consider their property needs at this time and going forward.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness of, and respond to, the mental health needs of communities across the island of Ireland. It also hopes to transform how we understand attitudes towards, and responses to mental health.
‘Wellness in body, mind and spirit is something that our Church wishes to promote and our faith deeply desires.’
The Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal has released €10,000 (equivalent to around £8,600) in emergency funding to support two frontline agencies responding to India’s second coronavirus wave: Asha, a Christian charity working in communities in Delhi; and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
The Church of Ireland’s Archbishops and its Council for Mission have endorsed the Thy Kingdom Come global prayer initiative which takes place each year from Ascension Thursday to Pentecost Sunday, and will this year run from 13th May to 23rd May.
One hundred years ago this month, the Irish Border was created by the Government of Ireland Act which came into force on 3rd May 1921.
Public health regulations in the Republic of Ireland in relation to religious services, attendance at funerals, and weddings, will be changing from next Monday, 10 May 2021.