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Let the Bells Ring Out!
Sunday, February 19th 2017

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 Coinciding with the restoration of the ‘Joy Bells’ in Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish will join with churches around the country on Sunday, 19th March as our church bell will toll from 2-3pm.

In the summer of 2014, a fascist demonstration was organised in the area surrounding Vasteras Cathedral in Sweden.  As the rally began, the cathedral bells tolled loud and clear over the city, drowning out the sounds of hate and racism.

We hope our parishioners will join in this ecumenical gesture of solidarity where the sound of our parish bell will herald joy, not hate; welcome, not exclusion; co-responsibility, not exploitation; peace, not violence.  We invite people to drop in to the church between 2-3pm, spend some quiet time in prayer with Christians across the country, light a candle as a light of hope and peace, or avail of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  All welcome.

 

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