PARISH OF THE ASSUMPTION AND ST. JAMES
PARISH OF THE ASSUMPTION AND ST. JAMES CLAREGALWAY COVID 19
– UPDATE on Friday 22nd May 2020
In accordance with guidelines all public Masses in our parish, including Sunday Masses, have been cancelled until further notice.
- 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.
We have now have a donation section on our website www.claregalwayparish.ie
Galway Diocese has set up a donation button on the website www.galwaydiocese.ie you can now click on the I donate button and select Claregalway Parish if you wish to donate.
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.radiomaria.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.
Updates on Facebook – claregalwayparish and on website www.claregalwayparish.ie