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Level 3 Restrictions introduced by the Government this week mean that church services are impacted to the extent of Mass being available only on-line, but churches remain open for private prayer; Wedding and Funeral attendance limited to 25 persons; Baptism bookings are suspended for the moment.
The Sacristans, Cleaners and Ushers in each church must be commended for their dedication to the additional duties imposed by Covid 19. Their efforts no doubt contributed greatly to keeping us all safe so far when attending church.
Thank you Fr.Richard Brennan.
It is with sadness that we bid farewell to Fr. Richie and we thank him for his eight years of service to our Parish. Fr. Richard Brennan was ordained a priest in 1959. As a member of the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Richard ministered in Kenya, Africa, for forty-three years. He spent a short time in England and then in 2012 Bishop Freeman asked me if I would take Fr. Richard on in our Parish. Thank God we did. Richard did wonderful work here in the parish. He endeared himself to all of us. Nothing was too much for him. He always went the “extra mile” if it meant he could help someone. He was a wonderful listener, a wise and experienced man who always had a good word of advice for anyone who came to him. He worked quietly and with great commitment. He was approachable, gentle, calm and diligent, being particularly good to the sick and visiting them in hospital. He was a friend to all of us. We will miss him but we say thank you Richard: you enriched all of us by your presence among us and you were a wonderful ambassador for Christ, a wonderful Priest. We hear so little about wonderful men like you in the Priesthood. I thank you our parishioners who gave Richard a welcome and showed him such kindness. We all of us wish Fr. Richard a happy retirement. Well done good and faithful servant!
We also want to extend our appreciation to some others who worked faithfully for the Parish over many years, often quietly in the background; Tim Durney and Kathleen Corcoran of Templeorum and recently deceased Patsy Power of Piltown. Thanks also to Patsy’s wife Peggy who always assisted him with Parish business.
On a final note, during the previous restrictions on public Mass attendance many parishioners were at a loss to know what to do with their weekly envelopes and other contributions: a simple solution is to drop them in to the Parochial House/ Parish Office. Your continued support is much appreciated. All enquiries to 051 643112 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Please note the new e-mail address above.
Any volunteer willing to help update our website..
It has the same format since 2012 and there are many advances in web technology.
Presently the web is created with Dreamweaver but easier designer programs such as Wordpress and Wix.com are available. It has been done voluntarily since 2005.
Any help greatly appreciated. Contact Dan at 087 0540366.
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