NEW DATES FOR THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
The re-opening of our church is a new beginning and is welcomed by people of faith. During the lockdown, many religious events had to be cancelled or postponed. We are now in a position to plan for the future. The proposed dates to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation and First Holy Communion are as follows:
THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Tuesday 18 August Educate Together Tyrrelstown/Powerstown
Thursday 20 August St. Luke’s NS
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday 05 September Educate Together Tyrrelstown/Powerstown
Saturday 12 September Gaelscoil an Chuilinn
Saturday 19 September Ladyswell NS
Saturday 26 September St. Luke’s NS
It is important to remember that our experience of Mass and all liturgical events is now quite different as the guidelines set out by the public health authority are implemented. Different ways in which the Sacraments can be celebrated that respect the health and safety of all involved are being examined. The Covid-19 virus means we have to learn new ways of being together in Church to ensure the comfort and safety of everyone.
Just as the schools await government advice and guidelines on their return after the summer break, here in the parish we also await government advice that will further ease restrictions and hopefully, increase the capacity of our church. I know you will bear with us as we struggle to cope with the new arrangements.