***Important Notice on the Resumption of Public Masses***
1) Public Masses will resume on Monday May 10th. Many have remarked how much they have missed Mass, and we look forward to having you return. Parish Masses will resume from where we left off last December, with the same safety protocols in place,
Daily Masses (Monday to Friday)
The morning Mass will be at 10am in Mary Immaculate Church. The time may change in the event of a funeral in Mary Immaculate Church. St Anthony’s Novena Mass celebrated on Tuesday.
The evening Mass will be at 7pm in SS John and Paul on Thursday only. In the event of a funeral in SS John and Paul Church the Mary Immaculate morning Mass will continue.
Sunday Masses (Friday to Sunday)
SS John and Paul Church – Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 6.30pm, Sunday at 10am and 12.15pm
Mary Immaculate Church – Saturday at 12noon, Sunday at 9 and 11am
The above Mass schedule will apply from May 10th to the end of June and will be reviewed for July and August.
Sanitising and face coverings/masks are mandatory for attendance at public Masses.
2) Baptisms will resume on Saturday May 15th. Families intending to baptise your child are to contact the Parish Office 363243 to book your ceremony.
3) In relation to First Communion and Confirmation Ceremonies. Up to now First Holy Communion and Confirmation Ceremonies have NOT been scheduled due to COVID-19 lockdown. With the resumption of public Masses on May 10th, we have been advised NOT to schedule First Communion and Confirmation dates, due to the continuing high rates of infection in the community. Bishop Fintan has also asked us not to schedule ceremonies for now. When it is safe for us to celebrate, our families will receive ample notice of the date for your child’s special day. Our schools have also received this information, and we will continue to work with our schools.
4) More information of the governments decision on the resumption of public worship (including funeral and wedding ceremonies) can be accessed on www.gov.ie
I encourage everyone to adhere to the safety protocols. We welcome the return to public worship, and please God we won’t have to wait too long to celebrate First Communion and Confirmation.
God bless you and your family.
Fr Arnie (On behalf of the Priests, the Pastoral Council, and Covid team)