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8th April '20

Church Notices

The following are the names of Mass intentions that were included in 3 Masses said in private

by Fr. Conlon from March 29th – April 5th :

Bernard Devaney RIP, Tom Davin RIP, Jackie Carolan RIP, Phil & Jack Hunt RIP, Michael J. Tighe RIP, Seán & Maureen Desmond RIP, Mickey Burke RIP,

Deceased McHale & McCann Families.


St. Bridget's Church is open daily for anyone who wishes to visit for quiet prayer.


Easter arrangements


Update from Fr. Conlon, PP Ballycastle:


We will be unable to provide palm on Palm Sunday and will be unable to bless Easter Holy Water for Easter Sunday morning.


Ballycastle and Belderrig Churches will be closed on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. This is in the interest of health and safety of all our parishioners.


The Mass of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated in St. Muredach's Cathedral, Ballina on Thursday 9th April at 7.00p.m. and will be available on webcam.


Easter Vigil will be celebrated in St. Muredach's Cathedral on Holy Saturday at 8.00p.m. and will be available on webcam.


Easter Sunday Masses on webcam from St. Muredach's Cathedral at 8.00a.m., 11.00a.m. and 12.30p.m.


The obligation to fulfil the Easter duty is suspended this year.


All decisions regarding Church notices are decided by myself and Bishop John Fleming.


Masses from Killala

The following Masses will be streamed live on Facebook from St. Patrick's Church, Killala:

Holy Thursday 8.00p.m.

Good Friday 3.00p.m.

Easter Sunday 11.00a.m.


Prayer for the end of the virus

Almighty and powerful Father who shows your love to all your creation

We come before you asking for a quick control of the Coronavirus currently ravaging our world

Hear graciously the prayers we make for those affected by the virus in various parts of the world.

Grant healing to the sick, eternal life to the dead and consolation to the bereaved families.

We pray that an effective medicine to combat the sickness be speedily found.

We pray for the relevant governments and health authorities that they take appropriate steps for the good of the people.

Look upon us in your mercy and forgive us our failings.