Thurles Parish Pastoral Council – having received instruction from the Irish Bishops conference and discussed it at length – in order to safeguard our parishioners and the society at large and wishing to comply with the demands of the instruction, will now implement the following decisions (to be revisited after 29th March).
Weekend Masses (Saturday evening/Sunday) are cancelled (Please note: our Bishops have dispensed the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during this time, including St. Patrick’s Day).
Saturday confessions and Sunday devotions are also temporarily cancelled.
Weekday Masses will also be discontinued for this period.
Mass without a congregation will be offered by our priests this weekend for the good of all our parishioners. It is intended to set-up a streaming service on-line to enable people to participate spiritually in the offering of the Mass from the safety of their homes. We also hope to maintain our daily radio transmission at 11.00a.m. Please tune in to local radio and our website/facebook page for updates of streaming location and times.
Funerals, weddings and baptisms are permitted with restricted numbers in consultation with those concerned.
Churches will remain open as usual to facilitate personal prayer.
Further details will follow on our website (www.thurlesparish.ie), on our facebook page and through local radio. These measures are taken in the interest of the health and safety of all our parishioners and the people of the wider Thurles area. We thank you for your co-operation, support and prayer at this difficult time
Heavenly Father, be our refuge and watch over us.
Send into our hearts the Spirit of your Son;
The Spirit of faith and love, of peace and trust,
the Spirit of mutual care and concern.
Lord Jesus protect us and those we love in body, mind and soul.
Our Lady, Star of the Sea and comfort of the afflicted, pray for us.