Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin has launched the 2016 Reach Out campaign in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. Bishop Denis launched this year’s campaign with Confirmation pupils from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal and Bishop Foley schools in Carlow.
Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Bishop Denis said, “Ten years ago in 2006 the Diocesan Reach Out was themed ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ and the poster carried the striking photograph of three Nicaraguan child workers. Ten years later the image of thousands of children suffering in the atrocity that is Syria continues to haunt us. This year we think of the people of Syria in our Reach Out Campaign.
Parishes across the diocese will this weekend be distributing a Christmas card from Bishop Denis which shows pictures from Syria and a small prayer card which they will be encouraging parishioners to use. The diocese has traditionally shared a Reach Out gift to parishioners such as a candle, some Christmas tree decorations from the Holy Land, but this year the diocese will be making a financial donation to Caritas International via Trocaire as their Reach Out gift. These funds will go directly towards alleviating the suffering of the people in Aleppo, Syria.
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