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PARISH OF THE ASSUMPTION AND ST. JAMES

PARISH OF THE ASSUMPTION AND ST. JAMES CLAREGALWAY
COVID 19 – UPDATE on Friday 20th March 2020
In light of the statement this morning by An Taoiseach and in light of the statement this
afternoon by the Archbishops of Ireland on the unprecedented danger to public health posed
by COVID 19 the following decisions have been made today –
• From today, all public Masses in our parish, including Sunday Masses, have been
cancelled until at least March 29th.
• 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.
• Our Church will remain open as usual for private worship and prayer.
• Adoration will take place as normal on Wednesday – in the Church 10a.m. – 4p.m.
• 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.
• The ceremony of Light for the young people receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation will
be re-scheduled at a later date.
• 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.
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 with Bishop Brendan Kelly (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 10.30am