FR Colm Campbell, the well-known Irish emigrant chaplain in New York and recently
appointed national director of the Irish apostolate in the US, will be the chief
celebrant at a Mass this weekend that will give attendees a chance to pay tribute
to the Irish victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The Mass, which will be jointly hosted by Holy Trinity Church and the Irish
Consulate in New York, will take place on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity,
located at 213 West 82nd Street on the Upper West Side.
Fr Campbell will be joined on the altar by Bishop Buckley of Cork, Bishop Willie
Walsh of Killaloe, and Holy Trinity's Monsignor Tom Leonard. The retired Church
of Ireland Bishop Gordon McMullan will also be in attendance.
The Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs Brian Cowen who traveled to the US this
week for meetings in Washington, DC and the UN, will speak at the service, and
meet attendees at a reception in the church's auditorium afterwards.
Other dignitaries who are expected include Irish ambassador to the US Sean
O'Huiginn, and family members of the Irish who died at the World Trade Center.
Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan will be on hand to sing. "There's just so much sorrow
and grief, and we think this will give people in our community a good chance
to come together and help each other," said Campbell.