Welcome to St. Mary of the Visitation Church, Killybegs

The Coronavirus Pandemic: updated Friday 3rd July 2020

In accordance with Government directives and Diocesan norms the following arrangements are in place:

Public Masses with congregations, Sunday and weekday,  will be celebrated, attendance limited to 50 people.

Everyone is dispensed from the Sunday obligation.

· All Masses are streamed live. Go to the parish website:

killybegsparish.com to get a link

              or go to mcnmedia.tv

Masses at the following times:

Monday 10am

Tuesday 10am

Wednesday 7pm

Thursday 10am

Friday 7pm

Saturday 7pm

Sunday 9am & 11am

Please attend Mass only once a week (or once a fortnight). This will give everyone a chance to attend. Regard each Mass as a ‘Sunday Mass’.

If you feel sick or vulnerable, it is better to stay at home for now.

The church will be open at the usual times 8am – 8pm but subject to the Government’s very strict limits on movement and health directives. Use the hand sanitiser on entering and leaving.

Sacrament of Confirmation: Saturday 5th September 2020:

11am: Niall Mór N.S.

2pm: Commons N.S. & Fintra N.S.

Celebration of First Holy Communion: Saturday 12th September 2020:

11am: Commons N.S. & Fintra N.S.

2pm: Niall Mór N.S.

Baptisms arranged by appointment.

Funeral Mass may be conducted in the Church with no more than 50 family representatives, as per Covid-19 guidelines. This is a difficult one for families of loved ones who have died. This Funeral Mass would be live-streamed.

The Parish Newsletter will be available in the church and online as usual, from Friday pm.

· With the present restrictions on movement, it’s vitally important that we take every precaution to protect ourselves and others from the Coronavirus.

We pray for all of you, especially those who are unwell and all who are caring for them. We are indebted to all health workers and to all frontline workers

· The Parish Office is operational by phone 074 9731013 and by email info@killybegsparish.com and Ann O’Donnell, Parish Secretary, can be contacted outside office hours on: 0876735139

May you live this day                                                                       

Compassionate of heart,                                                                   

Gentle in word,                                                                                                             

Gracious in awareness,                                                                                           

Courageous in thought,                                                                                         

Generous in love.

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The parish of Killybegs, Na Cealla Beaga, (The Little Cells, The Little Churches) has probably existed since medieval times in common with many other parishes in the ancient See of Raphoe. “The origin and position of ‘The Little Churches’ from which this parish derives its name are nowhere explained in ecclesiastical history or on the biographies of our saints. Tradition presents the village as dedicated to St Catherine as its patron when the ‘Little Churches’ or monastic ‘cells’ were first erected on its peaceful banks.” ( A History of the Diocese of Raphoe, E Maguire 1920). Read more… The church underwent major restoration work May 2011 to October 2012. Check progress reports on the work in  Restoration Project here… You can donate to the Restoration Fund via Paypal by clicking on the link below…

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