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BISHOPS’ DIRECTIVES THURS 12TH MARCH

Masses not suspended. Gatherings of 100 people or fewer to continue. People not bound by Sunday Mass obligation. Pray at home, make spiritual Communion. Full list:
– Our gatherings will have a maximum attendance of 100 people.
– People are not bound by the Sunday Obligation.
– People can have access to Mass through local church webcams.
– Mass at the Cathedral will continue to be live-streamed at www.corkcathedral.ie
– This is also a time to encourage people to continue to pray in their homes together as families.
Let us keep one another … in our prayers conscious of the hope and comfort which our faith brings, especially in these difficult times.

Norms
All non-essential pastoral gatherings and meetings, such as formation gatherings, retreats and seminars are cancelled.
All Confirmations are postponed until further notice.
Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian burial. Attendance at Funeral services and Masses should be limited to close relatives and must not exceed 100 attendees within the church building.
– Similarly, Church weddings and baptisms may be celebrated on condition that the attendance in church does not exceed 100 people.
– In these difficult and uncertain times, people find strength, consolation and hope in prayer. Churches should remain open for prayer each day.
– In the current emergency situation, all are dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass. Parishes should inform parishioners of the local possibilities to participate in Mass via local radio and online. It may be possible for some parishes to facilitate attendance at Mass while still observing the health authority’s limit of 100 people.
– This is an occasion for all of us – especially in families – to pray more intensely for each other and especially for those who have succumbed to the illness. We should pray also for those at the frontlines – especially doctors, nurses and medical staff and other carers, including clergy – that the Lord will protect them as they place their own wellbeing at risk in the service of all.

MASSES THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

Dec 22nd, Fourth Sunday Advent:
Vigil Sat 8.00,
Sunday 10.30

Mon Dec 23rd:
Morning Mass 9.00

Tue Dec 24th: Christmas Eve:
Children’s Mass 6.00 pm.
Mass of Christmas Night 9.00 pm

Wed 25th CHRISTMAS DAY
Mass of Christmas Day 10.30 am

Thursday, Friday and Sat
Christmas week, Morning Mass 11.00 am.

Sun 29th. Feast of Holy Family
Vigil Sat 8.00,
Sunday 10.30

Mon 30th Dec to Sat 4th Jan ‘20
Morning Mass 10.00 am (inc. Tue.)

Sunday 5th Jan 2020
Vigil Sat 8.00,
Sunday 10.30
Vigil of Epiphany Sun 8.00 pm

Monday 6th Jan 2020, Feast of the Epiphany
Mass of Epiphany 10.30 am.

Procession Weather Watch

Forecast for Sunday in the South of Ireland is for heavy showers. Concern about feasibility of Corpus Christi Procession after Mass. Alternative will be to have Benediction in the church, followed by the usual Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for the whole afternoon. We’re waiting in hope, however.

Sponsored Walk

Organised by Welfare Group in aid of Irish Wheelchair Association in aid of funds for minibus for Clonakilty/Bantry area.  Walk starting at church steps on Friday evening next,  14th June, at 7.30 and going around the Dairy Road.  Everybody welcome, accessibility-friendly route.

Candlemas; St Blaise

Sat 2nd Feb
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
(Candlemas)
Forty days after his birth, Jesus was brought to the Temple to be presented to the Lord, following the law which prescribed this for all firstborn males.
While there, the old man Simeon prophesied that the child would be ‘a light to enlighten the nations’.

Candles will blessed at the 10.00 Mass in Kilbrittain on Sat morning next. Candles can be left in the church, beside the sacristy door, during the week.

Sun, 3rd Feb: St Blaise
He was a bishop who was martyred for his faith. During his life he had a reputation as a miraculous healer.
Throats will be blessed at Masses on Saturday night next (8.00 pm) and on Sunday Morning (10.30 am).