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PARISH OF THE ASSUMPTION AND ST. JAMES

PARISH OF THE ASSUMPTION AND ST. JAMES CLAREGALWAY                                                          COVID 19  – UPDATE on Friday 3rd April 2020 

In accordance with guidelines all public Masses in our parish, including Sunday Masses, have been            cancelled until April 19th.

  • If funerals occur, arrangements will be made, in association with next-of-kin and funeral directors, to ensure that the dignities associated with Christian burial are observed and respected without endangering the health of the community. All social distancing procedures will be strictly observed and a  maximum of 10 family members to attend.
  • Our Church will remain open as usual for private worship and prayer from 10.00am.
  • I will continue to respond to emergencies and sick-calls to the best of my ability.
  • I will continue to celebrate Mass privately for your intentions and for our parish.
  • Booked Mass Intentions will be offered in private, contact the parish office if you wish

alternative arrangements to be made.

  • The Sacrament of First Penance for the children receiving First Communion will be re-scheduled at a later date.
  • Sacrament of Confirmation will be re-scheduled at a later date.
  • Under present circumstances, the celebration of Baptism is suspended until further notice, unless in an emergency. Please contact the parish office.

In the days ahead, great care must be taken to ensure that all vulnerable people and those who live alone have all that they need, including food, fuel and company. We have a duty to ensure that nobody feels Isolated, frightened or forgotten.

We continue to keep in our prayers the many nurses, doctors and healthcare staff from our parish who work in our hospitals, nursing homes and in the community to protect our health. May God bless the work of their hands. We pray too for all those in positions of leadership – may God guide and direct them.

Easter Eggs. Unfortunately it is not possible to have our Annual Easter Egg collection this year.

SUNDAY MASS ON RADIO AND ONLINE

9am                 Clare FM with Bishop Fintan Monaghan

10am                 Mid-West Radio – Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 10a.m.

11am                 Radió Na Galetachta

11.30am            Galway Bay FM (Sunday)

MASS BROADCAST EVERY DAY ON THESE WEBSITES

Galway Cathedral  www.facebook.com/cathedralingalway at 11a.m. & 6.00p.m.

Radio Maria            www.radiomarie.ie    +Saoirview ch. 210

EWTN                     www.ewtnireland.com + Sky TV

Vatican TV              www.vaticannews.va/en at 11.30a.m.

Shalom TV             www.shalomworld.ie

Knock Shrine          www.knockshrine.ie at 12noon & 7.30p.m.

RTE                        www.rte.ie     RTÉ will air Mass every weekday at 10.30a.m.

We will keep you updated on Facebook – claregalwayparish and on Website: www.claregalwayparish.ie