Proposed Celebration of Sacrament of Holy Communion (5th – 10th July)
As you know from last week’s issue we were preparing to celebrate the sacraments with our children on the above dates. Unfortunately once again, we have to bring disappointing news to our families. We received the following from Archbishop’s House on Wednesday evening;
‘The following public health advice regarding “Other Religious Ceremonies” has now been published on gov.ie : ‘It is advised that religious ceremonies such as Baptisms, First Holy Communions and Confirmations should not take place at this time. Further advice will follow on the resumption of these ceremonies when it is safe to do so.’
Fr. James and I share your disappointment with this news and also the frustration that comes with it too. As you know we were ready to go and are now not permitted to do so.
The statement also places uncertainty on when into the future we will be given permission to have these celebrations. As this is the case we will not be able to answer any questions regarding a date for the future at all. I appreciate the deep disappointment that this news brings and I ask you to let the Archbishop and your public representatives know of your disappointment and your feelings on this matter. Unfortunately we can only follow the guidelines we are given.
You are welcome to bring your child to receive their Communion at any of the weekday or Sunday Masses. If you intend to do this, as the limit on numbers in the church is 50, please let us know in advance and to avoid disappointment please come to the church early as the doors are closed once we have reached our limit.
Kind regards & God Bless.
V. Rev. Fr. Melvyn Mullins