Tuam Archdiocese Contributes almost €8.5m to Trócaire

NO REPRO FEE 17/2/2015 A day of firsts: Athlone children recieve their very first Trocaire boxes as the charity launches its Lenten Campaign and new Trocaire box app. Junior infant five-year-old Laura Kennedy from Tubberclare National School, Glasson, Athlone is pictured today receiving her very first Trocaire boxes at the launch of Trocaire's Lenten Campaign. For the first time, a new Trocaire box app is also available to download free on IOS and Android. The Trocaire Lenten Campaign begins on Ash Wednesday, 18 February and runs to Easter Sunday, 5 April. To support Trocaire this Lent, visit trocaire.org, call 1850 408 408, pick up a Trocaire box from a local parish or download the new Trocaire box app free on IOS and Android. Photo: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Tuam Archdiocese in the past 20 years has contributed almost €8.5 million euro to Trócaire which is a staggering sum for a rural diocese of approximately 140,000 of a population. It is a sign of the wonderful generosity of the local people, even at a time of economic recession and a great commitment to their faith and outstanding care for the poor. Fr. Michael Mollloy, Parish Priest of Moore has been the diocesan Trócaire rep for many years and is spearheading this years campaign again this Lent. Please return your Trócaire Boxes to Fr. Michael as soon as the Lenten season finishes.

If you would like to see a breakdown of what your parish in the diocese contributed last year along with the overall diocesan amount for the past 20 years click on the link below:

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