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Reopening Newsletter 29th June -4th July 2020

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Oblate Connections

Keep up-to-date with the latest issue of Oblate Connections (May 2020).

http://oblateparishinchicore.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Oblate-Connections-May-2020.pdf

Covid-19 Update (13th May 2020)

Mary Immaculate Parish Church

The Parish Church is open during the day for personal prayer.  Visitors are asked to sanitise their hands and keep 2 meters distance from any other person at all times.

Covid19 Tech

Covid19 Tech is a  group of I.T professionals who have come together from  across Ireland to volunteer and offer free tech support to Irish seniors in our communities so they can stay connected with their loved ones and required services during the Covid19 crisis.   More information visit:  https://covid19tech.ie/ or  https://www.facebook.com/Covid19TechHelp/posts/118344963168927

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COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION POSTPONED – 27th April 2020

 COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION POSTPONED

Please click on the link below to read the Sacrament postponement letter.

http://oblateparishinchicore.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Parish-Update-2020-04-sacrament-postponement-letter-1.pdf

 

RTÉ broadcasting output of liturgies during Holy Week 2020

Palm Sunday 5 April

11:00-11:50       Mass on Palm Sunday.  Rev Professor Michael Mullaney, President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, celebrates Mass in the Kairos chapel studio, Maynooth,      Co. Kildare, with music from internationally  acclaimed singer, Celine Byrne, accompanied by Ronan Murray. (RTÉ One TV / RTÉ Radio 1 Extra / LW252 / Digital Radio platforms.)

17:35-17:45       A Passover Like No Other. Rabbi Zalman Lent and author and motivational speaker, Yanky Fachler, face the challenge of celebrating Pesach, the Passover festival, which traditionally brings Jews together, in a time of isolation, sickness and fear.  Rabbi Lent has, himself, had to self-isolate and has learned to preach and connect with his congregation online.  They also explore how the story of the first Passover shows that humankind can weather plagues and hardship, if they put their faith in God (RTÉ One).

06:15-06:18       A Living Word.  Aidan Mathews continues to curate and, in some cases, deliver a daily reflection to start the day.

Holy Thursday 9 April

16:40-17:35       Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  Father Joe Campbell CC, Mullingar, Diocese of Meath, to celebrate Mass in commemoration of the Last Supper and Christ’s agony in Gethsemane, from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. (RTÉ One TV and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra / LW252 / Digital Radio platforms. The Mass will air on radio at the later time of 19.00.)

Good Friday 10 April

15:00-16:00       Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday.  Live from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Father Derek Darby commemorates the Passion and death of Christ, observing full health and social distancing protocols. (RTÉ One TV & RTÉ Radio 1Extra/LW252)

22:00-22;30      The Leap of Faith. Michael Comyn asks whether and how the Easter story continues to resonate with people in today’s Ireland

(Radio 1).

Holy Saturday 11 April

22:00-23:00       Easter Vigil Mass.  Bishop Tom Deenihan of Meath celebrates the resurrection of Christ, with a vigil Mass in the Cathedral of Christ the King.  Beginning with the lighting of the Paschal candle, the liturgy, which signifies the triumph of light over darkness and of life over death (RTÉ Two & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra/LW252).

Easter Sunday 12 April

10:00-11:00       Easter Sunday Mass. A Eurovision Mass, previously planned for Metz Cathedral, takes place instead in the Dominican Convent of Saint Jacques (Saint James the Great) in Paris, due to France’s COVID-related restrictions on indoor gatherings.  Translation and commentary are by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra).

11:00-11:20       Urbi et Orbi: Pope Francis’ Easter Message.  Pope Francis will deliver his Easter blessing To the city and the world with prayer and encouragement by video link from within the Vatican.  Translation and commentary by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One).

Planning a Funeral during the Covid-19 Pandemic

The following are guidelines on planning a funeral during the Covid-19 pandemic courtesy of the Irish Hospice Foundation.  Click on the link below.

http://oblateparishinchicore.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Planning-a-funeral-is-exceptional-times-1.pdf

Support Services for Vulnerable or Elderly People and Helpful Resources

Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People and other helpful Resouces. 

COVID-19 community supports are  in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time.

These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State organisations, charities and other stakeholders.

These Dedicated helplines are focused specifically on ensuring that the cocooning elderly, vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels.

For  Covid-19 services and helpful publicly available online-resources click on the links below.

http://oblateparishinchicore.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SERVICES-AVAILABLE-FOR-ANY-VULNERABLE-OR-ELDERLY-PEOPLE.docx

http://oblateparishinchicore.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-related-contacts-and-links-01-April-2020-3.docx

Covid-19: A prayer for all front line staff serving the Nation.