The Mass of the Lord’s Supper transmitted live from the R.T.E. studios in Dublin which was co-ordinated by Trócaire involved representatives from both Trócaire and the parish of Greencastle, Co. Tyrone as well as pupils and staff from Dean Maguirc College, Co. Tyrone. The celebrant of the Mass was Fr. Edward Gallagher P.P. of Greencastle who was part of a ten strong delegation of Trócaire representatives from throughout Ireland who visited Honduras in Central America last November as preparation for this year’s Lenten Campaign. The focus of the 2017 campaign is Honduras itself and the effects of climate change on its coastal communities.
Commenting on the school’s participation in this Trócaire Mass for Holy Thursday, the principal, Mr. James Warnock said “We are delighted and honoured to have been asked to be involved in this very special liturgy and I thank all the participants from the college, especially the choir who have put so much effort into preparing for this unique event. We do fundraising in the school each Lent for Trócaire and I am delighted to say that we have reached our target of £3000 for 2017.’’