The Sisters of Mercy have pledged the former Mercy Convent in Loughrea and in due course will be assisted in preparing the accommodation by the Diocese of Clonfert. Certain parishes within the Diocese of Clonfert have pledged whatever vacant houses are currently habitable and available for use by families as have the Sisters of Mercy. As the situation develops our local faith communities may be asked to assist with making the available properties as comfortable as possible for those who need them.
At the heart of the Christian Gospel is the call to help those in need – we pray that, as a Christian community we might now answer that call as best we can. We also pray for all those involved in this tragic conflict and for peace in Ukraine and in our world.