‘The Blessing of Graves’ video of Thursday 30th July 2020
and ‘The Blessing of Boats August 2020’ video
are available on killybegsonline.org
The Coronavirus Pandemic: updated October 2020
In accordance with Government directives and Diocesan norms the following arrangements are in place:
Masses are celebrated behind closed doors.
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:
The church will be open at the usual times 8am – 8pm for private prayer 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: three celebrations
Celebration of First Holy Communion: Saturday 12th September 2020: four celebrations
Baptisms to be arranged pending easing of restrictions.
Funeral Mass may be conducted in the Church with no more than 25 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.
· 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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…