CHURCH IS ALIVE!
While the public are still excluded from public worship, it is reassuring to know that the Church is very much alive. All last week (Holy Week) a constant flow of people came to pray at St. Mary's Dominican Church, Claddagh.
200 Bottles of blessed Easter water were quickly snapped up as was the blessed palm the previous week. In addition, the positive response of viewers to all the special ceremonies carried on the webcam was very encouraging.
Repeated compliments were paid to the contribution of the musicians involved and to the colourful and appropriate display of flowers and ‘Easter Garden’: a testament to the huge voluntary effort that continues during these challenging times.
The generous response to the Easter Dues collection has been very encouraging and supportive.
Next on the agenda is to prepare for resuming activities when restrictions are lifted.
As in every aspect of life, we will have to plan for changes in human behaviour.
Are you willing to be involved?
MASS ON WEBCAM
Thanks to our generous sponsor – Parishioner Bob Deegan and to MCN who provide technical support- The Webcam facilitates live transmission of Masses etc. here in Claddagh Church. While it is a great facility, I know most people would prefer to be able to attend Mass in person.
FUNERALS, WEDDINGS ETC.
Only with very limited numbers at present. No new Baptisms can be booked in until restrictions are lifted.
PARISH VISITS, SICK CALLS ETC
House visits are banned at present, and this prevents us from normal Parish calls or visits.
We will respond to any ‘sick calls’. Please phone 091 582884
Our thanks to Alan Fallon for his technical assistance with material for our website.