Apostolic Work began in 1923 with the purpose of assisting missionaries by prayer and in a material way. The objects of the Apostolic Work are in essence the same today as in 1923 i.e. to share in the missionary apostolate of the Church by prayer, and by providing material needs to those areas where the Church is not fully established.
In Lucan, a branch started up in the early 1980s. Happily, some of the founding members are still involved in the work. The branch consists of a small group of women who have needlework skills. Members undertake to attend a weekly meeting of two hours duration to make vestments, altar linens and other articles required by the Missions. The work is continued at home. A room is available to the group in the Parish Centre for their weekly meeting. The branch members take responsibility for the weekly laundering of the Altar cloths for the Parish church. Apostolic work is unique in the sense that the members make, with their own hands, the vast bulk of the very practical material requirements requested by Missionary Priests and Nuns.
An annual exhibition of some of the work made by this branch is held in the Parish Centre in Lucan in the autumn of each year. That occasion, combined with a cake sale and raffle generate much-needed funds to help pay for materials used in the making of vestments
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