Christmas Eve Family Liturgy
Notice from Fr Éamonn
On other years we have had a Family/Children’s Mass on Christmas Eve.
However due to Covid restrictions this year we will once again have an online family liturgy through Zoom. This will take place at 5.00p.m. on Christmas Eve.
If your family would like to participate send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward you the link to join. It will of course be very different but also will be a nice opportunity for families across the parish to come together virtually and share a moment of prayer – providing an opportunity to be together even though apart. It is my hope that different families will lead different parts of the liturgy (and we may even have a special guest or two!).
If you and your family would like to participate please email me before Wednesday evening 22nd December.
Signed: Fr Éamonn
Safeguarding Newsletter – Diocese of Limerick – Winter 2021
SAFEGUARDING ADULTS WHO MAY BE VULNERABLE
Letter from Bishop Leahy:
The Church has a long tradition of caring for the vulnerable in society. Many Religious Congregations were established to care for the elderly, the sick, the vulnerable and the poor. We should be proud of what is good in that tradition. However, we also need to learn from the times when people and services were not person-centred in their approach and people were not treated with respect and dignity…. Read more..
Year Of Saint Joseph
The dedicated Year of Saint Joseph has now ended since Wednesday the 8th of December (Feast of the Immaculate Conception).
Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Year of Saint Joseph:
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son, in you Mary placed her trust, with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the patch of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen
The lovely Prayer Card in honour of the Year of Saint Joseph is available from the Parish Office.
From 22nd October:
Further to the Government announcement on Tuesday last regarding Covid-19 restrictions the current venue capacity of 50% for Places of Worship will change from Friday 22nd October when:
“ religious services and weddings can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place”.
This is a very positive measure, however it is imperative that all other Covid-19 protective measures remain in place in order to protect all members of our communities/congregations.
Premises should be well ventilated, hand sanitiser should be provided, Places of Worship should continue to use separate entry and exit routes, and face masks should be worn.
Congregations should be encouraged to spread out as much as possible when attending Places of Worship and those experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms should not attend attend.