We express our closeness in prayer and support for those with the Covid-19 virus and those impacted in any way by it in what are very difficult circumstances. We are mindful especially of those seriously ill in hospital, those who have died, and family and loved ones.
We wish to express our thanks to priests and sacristans as well as the many volunteers in our churches who ensure that all the requirements around the sanitising of our churches are observed. We also acknowledge with gratitude the care and help of undertakers in implementing the restrictions.
We want to highlight some points that we consider important in relation to the implementation of public health guidelines in the context of bereavements and funerals. We do so for the benefit of all concerned – mourners, undertakers, neighbours and friends as well as priests and public authorities –, that we might have a common understanding of good practice around funerals aimed at keeping people safe from the virus. It is vital we take all precautions to prevent the further spread of Covid-19. In offering this guidance we recognise and appreciate that the vast majority of Catholics carefully observe the public health guidelines.
As announced last week, it is with delight that we announce the return of Public Masses from this Monday with limited numbers. These past few months have been a difficult time without public Masses and without our experience of a congregation. Once again it will be a very different experience to attend Mass with smaller numbers and social distancing. We ask for your patience and understanding as we put safety measures in place. Some people may not feel comfortable in attending Mass. The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays continues to be lifted.
Mass will be celebrated this week each day from Monday to Saturday at 9.30am.
Weekend Masses on Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 10am,11.15am & 12.30pm.
There will not be a booking system, just first come, first served. We encourage people to observe all the safety protocol
will open from May 10th 9.00am to 12.30pm
is a fundraising event being organised by Tralee student, Rebecca Poultney for the Tir na nŌg orphanage in Tanzania, founded by Tralee native Louise Quill. Rebecca, who was involved in the parish youth group a few years ago, is helping the orphanage towards the purchase of essentials such as shoes, clothes, socks and towels. All remaining money will be put towards renovations in the orphanage. Rebecca would really appreciate if you could donate to this very worthy cause either through the parish website or donations to the Parish Office. Many thanks.
Please click the link below to donate: https://gf.me/u/y9j4vj
During the month of August, the Parish Pastoral Council invited parishioners to contribute to a gift for Fr Niall. He was invited back for a presentation at the end of the 12.30pm Mass on Sunday Sept 13th. Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to the parish gift.
Bishop Ray Browne has announced a number of clerical changes. Fr Niall who has been in this parish for 3 years has been appointed to Fossa Parish as Parish Priest. We have been enriched by his ministry and we wish him well in his new appointment. Fr. Amos Ruto has been appointed as Curate in this Parish. We look forward to making him welcome. The changes took effect from last Wednesday August 5th.
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