The Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has issued a pastoral message regarding Covid-19.
In the message, Bishop Doran has said the public celebration of Mass in the Diocese (with the exception of Funeral Mass and the Celebration of Marriage) is suspended until and including Sunday 29th March, with immediate effect.
“The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation is suspended for the time being and First Penance celebrations should be suspended until after Easter”.
“We have, for the moment, not considered suspending First Communion, because, in most cases, this is still over a month away” according to Bishop Doran.
Baptism, funerals and marriages will still be allowed but with restrictions.
You can read the full pastoral message here
Meanwhile, a statement has been issued from St. Joseph’s Church Boyle:
“In these difficult and uncertain times, people find strength, consolation and hope in prayer”.
“St. Joseph’s Church will remain open for prayer each day from 11am. to 8p.m”.
“The public celebration of Mass in the Diocese (with the exception of Funeral Mass and the Celebration of Marriage) is suspended until and including Sunday 29th March, with immediate effect”.
“The obligation to be physically present at Mass on Sunday / Holy Days is therefore suspended for everybody until further notice”.
“People are encouraged to join spiritually in the celebration of Mass via the Parish Webcam”.
“Week Day Mass will be celebrated on our webcam at 10a.m. Sunday Mass / Holy Day will be celebrated on the webcam at 10.30a.m”.
“All Mass Intentions that have been booked for daily Mass will be included at the 10a.m. Mass. On occasion this may mean a shared Mass”.
To view Mass on Webcam :
Go to www.boyleparish.ie
Click on Boyle Parish Webcam