A message to all Parishes from Bishop Fintan Gavin
The time has come, I believe, to remove the last remaining covid restrictions.
Wearing of Face Coverings No Longer Necessary
It is no longer required to wear a face covering while distributing Holy Communion for either priests or Ministers of the Eucharist. It is now possible for Ministers of the Eucharist to receive under both species at Mass. You might ensure to let your Ministers of the Eucharist know about this.
Ms Una Allen, the Coordinator of Towards Peace, the spiritual support service for survivors of abuse kindly provides a reflection
World Youth Day in Lisbon, this August, with Pope Francis is fast approaching, and the excitement is building.
A special Information Meeting will take place on Monday 13th February at 8pm in Mardyke House (T12 W8RP).
If you are 18–30 and interested in travelling please do come along to the Information Evening.
The annual collection for the Diocesan Sick/Assisted Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund will be taken up at all Masses on the 11th and 12th February
The Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage will take place from Friday 22nd September to Wednesday 27th September this year.
People are encouraged to join the Diocesan Pilgrimage as helpers, nurses and doctors to assist pilgrims in Lourdes. Further details can be found here Pilgrimages to Lourdes or from
The proceeds of this collection cover the organisational costs of the pilgrimage and the travel costs for helpers and professional carers.
There has always been great support towards the Diocesan Pilgrimage Fund financially and your support is much appreciated.