Moycarkey / Littleton / Two-Mile-Borris Newsletter
Third Sunday of Easter 26th April 2020
Weekday Masses will be streamed live on the Parish Website https://moycarkeyborris.ie/
Weekday Masses: Monday to Friday at 9.00am
HOLY HOUR FOR THE HOUSEBOUND:
The aforementioned will be streamed live from Littleton Church next Wednesday, April 29th at 7pm. The link is:
Parish Office: Due to the COVID 19 Virus and in compliance with government regulations the parish office will remain closed until May 5th. The Parish Secretary can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to the current situation, the Moycarkey Borris Community & Sports Centre has organised a service for those that are house bound and isolated within the parish. Meals can be delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and social distancing will be observed by the volunteers operating the scheme. If you know of anyone who wishes to avail of the service or you wish to avail of it yourself, please contact JJ at 086 2622307.
To Priests, Teachers, Parents and Candidates for First Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly.
Easter greetings and good wishes to All. Firstly, I would like to say to all our school pupils preparing for the sacraments this year: it is now nearly six weeks since your schools closed. Life has changed considerably for you, your family and for the entire country. You are now at home without contact with your friends from school and other activities. I am sure you miss them very much as you miss visiting other family members – especially your grandparents. This is a great challenge for everyone. I am sure you will show great courage in following all that is asked of you at this time to protect one another. I have received a number of requests for information about the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation – as to whether they will be held as previously planned in the parishes of the Archdiocese. As we come to the end of the month of April and the Easter season progresses it is now certain that all the plans and preparations we have made for the reception of the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation will not be realised. These ceremonies are big occasions and bring many people together to celebrate with those receiving the sacrament. However, following guidelines from the government, right now it is impossible to gather large numbers of people because of the risks involved for the spread of Covid-19. I am sure this will be a big disappointment for many people, including myself. I really appreciate and enjoy the confirmation ceremonies that I participate in. To all of you preparing for these sacraments this year I would like to state that your First Holy Communion and Confirmation will happen when it is safe to do so. The planning of a new date will involve your local Priests, your Teachers, your Parents and, of course, the assurance from the government that it is safe to hold the ceremony. I wish you every Blessing and Joy this Easter Season. I invite you to pray with me the words of Psalm 26, that all your families and friends may be safe at this time: “The Lord is my light and my help, Hope in the Lord, hold firm and take heart”.
Yours in Christ, +