8 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

In view of the recent announcement by the Irish Government that there is to be a phased lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, the Bishop of Clogher, Bishop Larry Duffy, has asked parishes to reflect on how some degree of normality can be returned to parish life. Bishop Duffy states that ‘while it will be some time yet before we see the restoration of what we would consider a normal routine at parish level, journeys always begin with small steps, taken together and for the good of all and, especially, taking into consideration the welfare of clergy and the needs of all our people.’

Bishop Duffy has asked parishes to consider how congregations can be best accomodated while maintaining social distancing, once the celebration of public Masses is possible in the near future. He has also allowed for parishes in the Republic to provide for the celebration of baptisms, once there are no more than 10 people present and there is strict social…

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