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Trocaire says 'thank you' for € 346,423 Lenten appeal donation

The Trocaire appeal in the parishes of the Diocese of Meath during Lent 2014 raised a total of € 346,423.00.

Hannah Evans from Clonard explains that Trocaire is supporting those affected by the Ebola crisis in West Africa. “Many people are prevented from working on farms or in large groups so to avoid the spread of the virus” Hannah Evans said.  “Trocaire is distributing food to a large number of families who have no other means of providing for their children. The region is likely to experience more food shortages over the coming months as a result of the disruption to the planting and harvesting seasons.” 

The following are some excerpts from the letter of Eamonn Meehan, Director of Trocaire, to Bishop Michael Smith, acknowledging receipt of the proceeds of the Lenten appeal in the Diocese of Meath:

“At the very heart of Trocaire’s work is a belief in helping people to help themselves, so that they can overcome poverty and determine a better future of themselves.  We are deeply grateful for the continued support and commitment we receive from the clergy and the people of the Diocese of Meath to help families and communities transform their lives."

While the contribution in some parishes was the same or lower in a number of parishes, compared with figures for 2013, it is positive to note that there was an increase in the donations from 24 out of the 69 parishes. 

Some parish contributions to the Lenten appeal are listed below:

Ashbourne - € 3,495

Athboy - € 4,320

Beauparc - € 5,829

Clonmellon - € 4,450

Drumconrath - € 4,000

Duleek - € 6,489

Dunboyne - € 10,250

Dunshaughlin - € 5,914

Enfield - € 6,000

Kells - € 22,332

Kilcloon - € 5,200

Laytown/Mornington - € 14,550

Navan - € 24,399

Oldcastle - € 7,000

Ratoath - € 7,300

Skryne - € 5,104

Slane - € 4,727

Stamullen - € 5,000

Trim – € 13,700 

Kingscourt - € 7,000

Castlepollard - € 4,000

Castletown-Geoghegan - € 3,287

Delvin - € 4,675

Drumraney - € 4,691

Glasson - € 8,000

Kilbeggan - € 4,920

Killucan - € 4,273

Mullingar - € 45,586

Taghmon - € 7,573

Drogheda (Holy Family) - € 3,410

Drogheda (St Mary’s) - € 7,026

Kilcormac - € 6,848

Rahan - € 4,474

Tubber/Rosemount - € 4,842

Tullamore – € 14,172


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