Bishop Kieran O’Reilly invited the people of the Diocese to be as generous as possible in supporting the emergency Trócaire collection being taken up at all Masses in the Diocese for The Philippines and Syria on 16-17 November 2013.
The damage from Typhoon Haiyan is catastrophic. Caritas Philippines estimate that over 10,000 people have been killed and 600,000 have been displaced from their homes. The United Nations estimate that almost 10 million people have been affected.
Bishop Kieran O’Reilly is encouraging the people of the Diocese to be as generous as possible. “Our support for our brothers and sisters in such great need is an essential expression of our faith. Trócaire will be working closely with many Irish Missionaries working in the region to provide aid for the most afflicted people.”
To date the parish community in Coolmeen-Cranny have contributed €1,929 to this special appeal.