Tuam Parish

Dear Parishioners,

This week’s second reading (James 3:16-4:3) is about wisdom.  This gift from God is available to those who open their minds and heart to His will.  James believes the truly wise person is one whose faith in God leads to good works and consideration of others.  “…the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without inconstancy or insincerity.”

Throughout the Cathedral restoration we certainly witnessed those selfless acts – with hundreds donating to support the work.  As the campaign draws to a successful conclusion – with thanks to your wonderful generosity – we want to begin plans for a Mass of Thanksgiving.  The date will be announced, once we are able to have full capacity in the Cathedral.  

On that day, we hope to unveil a special golden book to acknowledge all contributors to the restoration project:

  • Names only will be included alphabetically (gift/pledge levels will not be shared)
  • We will list your name as is reflected in your gift/pledge ‘thank you’ letter
  • The book will be on display in the Cathedral during the Mass of Thanksgiving (and subsequently placed in the Sacristy)
  • We will respect those you have asked to remain anonymous

If you have yet to consider giving and wish to be included in the golden book, please make your contribution to the Parish Office or to one of the clergy before Friday, 1 October 2021.

We continue to be grateful for everyone’s involvement and are reminded of this daily as we enter the refurbished Cathedral.  Let us call on the intercession for all donors of Our Lady of Mercy whose feast day we celebrate later this week.

Fr. Pat Farragher, Adm.

The Cathedral of the Assumption



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