As part of its tour of the country the Eco-Congregation Ireland Climate Justice Candle paid a visit to Limerick at the end of May and was present in Saint Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 3rd June. The visit of the candle also coincided with a special service in the Cathedral which saw the launch of a Community Awards Scheme.
Among those present for the service was Deputy Mayor of Limerick, Marian Hurley; Senator Maria Byrne and Councillors from Limerick City & County Council. The preacher at the service was the Bishop of Limerick, the Most Rev Dr Brendan Leahy, who highlighted and commended, during his sermon, the contribution of so many volunteers to the city of Limerick and its Citizens. Among those volunteers at the service were representatives from An Garda Siochana, the United Nations, the Order of Malta, St John’s Ambulance, the Irish Red Cross, Civil Defence, the Irish Coast Guard, the Limerick Marine Search & Rescue, St Vincent de Paul, Limerick Fire & Rescue Service, the Irish Prison Service, St John’s Ambulance, the Samaritans and Pieta House. 2018 marks the 850th anniversary of the founding of the Cathedral and an exciting programme of events is underway, including a celebration of the various institutions within the city, including Sport, Tourism, Commerce, Health & Education.