The World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly is on Sunday 25th July. The theme chosen by Pope Francis for this year’s celebration is “I am with you always” (Mt.28:20). This theme has been chosen as a way of expressing the closeness of the Lord and the Church to every older person, especially in these challenging pandemic times. “I am with you always” is also a promise of closeness and hope that young and old can mutually share. Not only are grandchildren and young people called upon to be present in the lives of older people, but older people and grandparents also have a mission of evangelisation, proclamation and prayer, and of encouraging young people in their faith.
ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service have launched an online Marriage Counselling Service. It is the first time in their 60 year history that a service of this nature has been available online for those who, for whatever reason, are unable to travel to an ACCORD centre to access in person counselling. All ACCORD Counsellors are professionally trained in the specialism of couples and relationship counselling. See notice board for requirements needed for the occasion. A quiet and private room is one essential. Individuals may contact on their own. See Notice Board in church.
The Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion will be celebrated as follows:
Saturday 10th July: Girls First Holy Communion (11am & 1pm)
Sunday 11th July: Boys First Holy Communion (10am & 12 noon)
Monday 12th July: Boys Confirmation (11am & 1pm)
Tuesday 13th July: Girls Confirmation (11am & 1pm)
As already expressed, families need to be careful about the restricted numbers and meet Covid -19 guidelines inside and outside the church and at gatherings afterwards. Seats will be reserved in the front of the church for the various families involved in the ceremonies on the day and we ask people to co-operate with the arrangements.
Masses 10a.m. and 12noon Sundays are online.
Weekday Masses at 10a.m. for this week.
CHANGES COMING UP
The church is open for Masses. The weekday morning Mass will be at 10a.m. The usual Sunday Masses will begin with the Vigil Mass at 6.30p.m.on Saturday and on Sunday at 10a.m., 12 noon and 7p.m. Confessions on Saturday 12.30p.m. – 1.15p.m. & 6p.m. – 6.20p.m.
Funerals: Only 50 allowed into church for Funeral Mass.
Weddings: Only 50 persons allowed into the church but only 25 for party afterwards.
Sat. 10th July: Girls First Holy Communion at 11a.m. and 1p.m.
Sun. 11th July: Boys First Holy Communion at 10a.m. and 12 noon
Mon. 12th July: Boys Confirmation at 11a.m. and 1p.m.
Tues. 13th July: Girls Confirmation at 11a.m. and 1p.m.
Sun. 25th July: World Day for Grandparents.
Sun. 15th Aug.: Assumption of the B.V.M.