Parishes asked to back Ukrainian initiative

The United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough have launched U&Ukraine, an initiative to help Ukrainian people arriving in Ireland to feel welcome. The Church of St George and St Thomas on Cathal Brugha Street in Dublin city centre is to be made available for use as a hub and cultural centre and the dioceses will work with Ukrainian leaders in the community to identify practical ways to help the arriving refugees. 
 The kitchen and restroom facilities at the church need to be upgraded, so parishes are being asked for donations to support this preparatory work, as well as to fund ongoing support once the hub opens. Contributions can be made through option 6 in St Paul’s online payments system here. Your generosity will be an enormous help to these displaced people arriving in Ireland with no personal resources.
 In the slightly longer term, the intention is to sponsor a priest in the Ukrainian Orthodox tradition,  to provide pastoral and liturgical ministry to the refugees.

St Paul's Church | Glenageary | Co. Dublin