The Irish Episcopal Council for Emigrants has published the resources below for parishes to help raise awareness about the forthcoming collections for emigrants which takes place in many dioceses across Ireland on Saint Patrick’s Day. These include:
- ‘An Emigrant Pack’, containing a brief message form Bishop Paul Dempsey, chair of the IECE, highlighting the work of the council in serving the pastoral needs of our emigrants today.
- Liturgical resources including: content for Prayer of the Faithful; homily notes; and a draft insert for parish newsletters.
- Two posters highlighting the ‘Emigrant Collection’ which can be placed in church porches.