Call for prayers after trawler goes missing in Irish Sea

 The Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Bishop William Lee, along with the Parish Priest of Killea, Fr Brian Power, met yesterday with family members of the missing crew of the vessel Pere Charles, which went missing in bad weather on Wednesday after leaving Dunmore East harbour. Bishop Lee met the relatives in their homes and on the quay side. After the meetings, Bishop Lee said: "I assured the relatives of my ongoing support and prayers and my heart goes out to each and every one of them. The suffering and anguish that the loved ones are experiencing at this time is simply heartbreaking." "I am asking the priests and people of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore to remember, in their prayers, the families and the crew members at their Masses this weekend." Bishop Lee concluded: "I also ask people to remember in their prays the courageous efforts of all those involved in this search and rescue operation in Dunmore East." Source: Irish Catholic Media Office