NCC Dublin – St Laurence’s

HiberniaTheIslesJCCDecree of Canonical Erection of a Parish in order to provide Pastoral Care for the faithful within the City of Dublin

We hereby erect a Parish of the National Catholic Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland for the pastoral care of the faithful within the City of Dublin, within our Diocese of Hibernia & The Isles.

The Parish is dedicated to Our Lady Queen of Ireland, St Laurence O’Toole, and St John XXIII.

Liturgical celebrations shall take place wheresoever the Parish Priest so chooses within the City.

We hereby place the Parish under our especial care and protection and appoint ourself as parish priest.

The community of Christian faithful consists of those who wish to worship, be that by assisting at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, or who avail themselves of the Sacraments of the Church in the National Catholic Parish named above.

We assume that the Christian faithful who participate in this community within the Diocese of Hibernia & The Isles will support the liturgical and pastoral life of the parish.

This decree takes effect from its promulgation.

Given at Dublin,
Feast of the Holy and Undivided Trinity,
22 May 2016.

✠ M. John P. B. Carchrie Campbell
Bishop of Hibernia & The Isles

July: Month of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord

NCC Hibernia & The Isles

July: Month of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord

As we begin the month of July during which it is traditional to focus devotion on the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, it is worthwhile reading the Apostolic Letter of St John XXIII from 1960:

Unlimited is the effectiveness of the God-Man’s Blood — just as unlimited as the love that impelled him to pour it out for us, first at his circumcision eight days after birth, and more profusely later on in his agony in the garden,[12] in his scourging and crowning with thorns, in his climb to Calvary and crucifixion, and finally from out that great wide wound in his side which symbolizes the divine Blood cascading down into all the Church’s sacraments. Such surpassing love suggests, nay demands, that everyone reborn in the torrents of that Blood adore it with grateful love. —Apostolic Letter, Inde a Primis, St John XXIII, 30 June…

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