Coronavirus Update

The Coronavirus Pandemic: updated Saturday 28th March 2020

In accordance with Government directives and Diocesan norms the following arrangements are in place, following the STAY AT HOME directive, operative until Easter Sunday, with exceptions.

· All Masses with congregations, Sunday and weekday,  are cancelled for the time being. Everyone is dispensed from the Sunday obligation.

· Mass will be celebrated behind closed doors at St Mary’s, Killybegs, and streamed live. Go to the parish website:

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Sunday Masses: 7pm (Vigil) & 11am.

Weekday Mass: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am.

A recording of one Sunday Mass will be available.

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

· There will be no organised Adoration for the time being.

· Confirmation is postponed until further notice. First Communion arrangements are pending.

· There will be no baptisms or weddings for the time being .

All funeral services to be conducted only at the burial in the graveyard with no more than 4 family representatives, as per Covid-19 guidelines. This is a difficult one for families of loved ones who have died. A Funeral Mass may be said in the church (behind closed doors) which would be live-streamed. These extreme arrangements for the coming weeks are deemed necessary because of the extreme circumstances

· The Parish Newsletter will be available in the church and online as usual, from Friday 3pm.

· With the new restrictions on movement from last night, 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 in the retail and service industries.

· The Parish Office is operational by phone 074 9731013 and by email 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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