In line with national and governmental efforts to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the public celebration of Sunday and weekday Masses in the Diocese of Achonry from 13.00 hours on Saturday, 14th March is suspended until and including Sunday, March 29th when the situation will be reviewed. The obligation to be physically present at Mass on Sundays or Holydays is therefore suspended until further notice. Priests will celebrate Mass privately on a daily basis without a congregation.
Mass can still be offered for specific intentions even though family members will not be present and parishioners are invited to participate through the parish Webcam system on kiltimaghparish.org at the usual times, Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 11am, Monday – Saturday 10am and Friday evening at 7.30pm.
Please note the Friday Stations of the Cross and the Lenten Holy Hour, public Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays will not take place during this time. The ‘24 Hours with the Lord’ is cancelled for this year, also.
The Church will be open for private prayer on Sundays and St. Patrick’s Day from 12 noon – 8pm, Monday-Friday from 11am – 8pm and on Saturdays from 11am – 6.30pm
Archbishop Eamonn Martin, Primate of all Ireland has called for a Novena of prayer, consecrating Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during this time. Click on this link to find out more.
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Fr Michael Quinn