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Donagh Parish Weekly Bulletin:
All enquiries about Baptisms, Weddings, Masses etc. Contact the Parish Office on 047- 87221 or Email: donaghparish@emyvale.eu or donaghparishoffice@gmail.com Office hours: Mon-Fri 9.15am - 2.15pm Fr Hubert Martin 087 9658829 Fr Macartan McQuaid St Vincent De Paul Freephone Number 1800 677 777
Notice from Donagh Parish Office Coronavirus - Covid 19 All masses, baptisms, weddings & Eucharistic Adoration cancelled until further notice. Both Churches will be opened on a daily basis, if people wish to drop in for a prayer or to light a candle. Fr Hubert Martin will continue to say mass for the intentions of the people of the parish. Log on to emyvale.net each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday at 10am for Mass. Prayers of the faithful We pray for all involved in leadership of church and state at this time. Bless their initiatives with success in slowing down the impact of the virus and treating those who are sick. Lord, hear us. We pray for all the medical, nursing & caring personnel, and all front-line staff, working so hard to curb the spread of the virus and mitigate its effects. Lord, hear us. We pray for families with loved ones sick or seriously ill at home or in hospital. Bless them Lord with your healing hands. Lord, hear us. We pray for all who have died recently. May they rest in peace. Lord, hear us. Recently deceased: Matt Murphy, Monaghan Town. Daniel Aughey, Monaghan Town. Mary Macklin, Monaghan Town. People are reminded of the Catholic tradition of a spiritual communion. When we cannot attend Mass, we can still make an Act of Spiritual Communion, expressing our faith in Christ and in His Presence in the Eucharist, asking Him to unite Himself to us. The basic element of an Act of Spiritual Communion are an Act of Faith; An Act of Love; a desire to receive Christ; and an invitation to Him to come into your heart. Some of the prayers accompanying an Act of Spiritual Communion include My Jesus I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen. Contact Tracing: It's suggested that all people should be encouraged to keep a diary of all places they visit and a list of the people they have physical contact with on a daily basis. If this is taken on board, it would reduce the workload of those working tirelessly with the job of Contact Tracing in the weeks ahead. COVID-19 Support Line for Older People ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
FURTHER GUIDELINES ISSUED IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC Following consultations and discussions, and having taken into account the various restrictions that have been imposed throughout Ireland over recent days, the Bishop of Clogher< Bishop Larry Duffy, has put in place a series of further guidelines for Clergy and Parish Communities across the diocese, with immediate effect. Bishop Duffy says that he is ‘saddened to have to take this course of action, but in the prevailing circumstances and to protect the lives, health and wellbeing of all’, he had no other option but to put these measures in place. He adds that that they highlight once again the commitment of the Church in playing its part in fighting the Coronavirus while at the same time showing solidarity with those who are suffering from it. He continues, ‘When I was appointed bishop just over a year ago, I could never have imagined I would have to take such radical actions and to have to take them so swiftly. But we all have to make sacrifices for the common good because we have a responsibility to each other. Truthfully, our fate and the fate of others is in our own hands. ‘While I fully understand the impact of these measures on the life of local parishes and on parishioners, by taking these measures now, we will ensure that we can return to sacramental life as soon as possible.’ Among the guidelines issued to clergy and parishes are the following – For all funerals, the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at a later date, when this crisis has passed. Consequently, for now, the body of the deceased will be brought directly to the place of burial. The Rite of Committal or Burial will be led by a priest, deacon or, if necessary, a layperson. All priests who are aged 70 years or older and those who have underlying health conditions are not expected to take part in frontline pastoral ministry and are therefore excused from doing so. Clergy in each Pastoral Area will make arrangements for pastoral provision. Pastoral support to families of the deceased will be provided but via telephone or other forms of electronic communications only. Clergy will not attend wakes if one is held. Hospital visits will be conducted by fulltime trained hospital chaplains and subject to the regulation of hospital management. There will be no house calls (including First Friday calls) at this time. Clergy may call by phone or similar mode of communications and pray with the sick or housebound. Prayer Moments in Churches, such as Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Hour, Rosary or Stations of the Cross, must only be held via online means. Individual Confessions are not now possible. People are reminded of the longstanding pastoral practice, when penitent’s access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation is restricted, that they can be assured that their sins are forgiven if they make an act of contrition with a firm resolve to approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation after the stay at home orders are lifted. Pope Francis has spoken on this in recent days and it is in line with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Baptisms and Marriages are no longer to be celebrated until further notice. Where parents are anxious about the health of a child, they should be advised to bless the child with a crucifix or their own hand and the priest may pray with them over the phone or via Skype or some similar communications mode. The liturgies of Holy Week, including the Easter Triduum, are to be celebrated without a congregation being present and made available online in those churches that have livestreaming or other forms of social media available. A list of these will be made available next week on www.clogherdiocese.ie Both the Diocesan Office and Parish Offices across the diocese are to close until further notice, with staff working from home, by local arrangement. Sunday and Weekday Masses and other moments of prayer in our parishes continue to be accessible via livestreaming. A schedule of these is available on the homepage of www.clogherdiocese.ie Bishop Duffy continues- ‘I want to assure you all of my closeness to you through prayer at this stressful time. I too share your fears, your unease, your worries and the sense of loss in these days. This is a very strange and challenging time for us as a Church, as a country and as a world family. But we are not abandoned. God does not do social distancing. God is with us, accompanying us and healing us, because God love us. ‘I am especially conscious of families grieving the loss of loved ones. I assure you that, despite the necessary restrictions, the Church accompanies you in a particular way through our prayers. I am deeply conscious too of the burdens these times place on our priests and deacon and on our staff and volunteers across the diocese. I am also very aware of how creative many are in accompanying people everywhere to bear this cross and embrace hope. Let us continue to do so with courage, with hope and in faith. ‘Through the intercession of Mary our Mother, health of the sick and comforter of the afflicted, may the Lord bless us, heal us and comfort us. “Do not be afraid” (Matthew 28:5).’
Donagh Parish Weekly Bulletin:
Notice from Donagh Parish Office Coronavirus - Covid 19 All masses, baptisms, weddings & Eucharistic Adoration cancelled until further notice. Both Churches will be opened on a daily basis, if people wish to drop in for a prayer or to light a candle. Fr Hubert Martin will continue to say mass for the intentions of the people of the parish. Log on to emyvale.net each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday at 10am for Mass. Prayers of the faithful We pray for all involved in leadership of church and state at this time. Bless their initiatives with success in slowing down the impact of the virus and treating those who are sick. Lord, hear us. We pray for all the medical, nursing & caring personnel, and all front-line staff, working so hard to curb the spread of the virus and mitigate its effects. Lord, hear us. We pray for families with loved ones sick or seriously ill at home or in hospital. Bless them Lord with your healing hands. Lord, hear us. We pray for all who have died recently. May they rest in peace. Lord, hear us. Recently deceased: Matt Murphy, Monaghan Town. Daniel Aughey, Monaghan Town. Mary Macklin, Monaghan Town. People are reminded of the Catholic tradition of a spiritual communion. When we cannot attend Mass, we can still make an Act of Spiritual Communion, expressing our faith in Christ and in His Presence in the Eucharist, asking Him to unite Himself to us. The basic element of an Act of Spiritual Communion are an Act of Faith; An Act of Love; a desire to receive Christ; and an invitation to Him to come into your heart. Some of the prayers accompanying an Act of Spiritual Communion include My Jesus I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen. Contact Tracing: It's suggested that all people should be encouraged to keep a diary of all places they visit and a list of the people they have physical contact with on a daily basis. If this is taken on board, it would reduce the workload of those working tirelessly with the job of Contact Tracing in the weeks ahead. COVID-19 Support Line for Older People ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
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All enquiries about Baptisms, Weddings, Masses etc. Contact the Parish Office on 047- 87221 or Email: donaghparish@emyvale.eu or donaghparishoffice@gmail.com Office hours: Mon-Fri 9.15am - 2.15pm Fr Hubert Martin 087 9658829 Fr Macartan McQuaid St Vincent De Paul Freephone Number 1800 677 777
FURTHER GUIDELINES ISSUED IN RESPONSE TO COVID- 19 PANDEMIC Following consultations and discussions, and having taken into account the various restrictions that have been imposed throughout Ireland over recent days, the Bishop of Clogher< Bishop Larry Duffy, has put in place a series of further guidelines for Clergy and Parish Communities across the diocese, with immediate effect. Bishop Duffy says that he is ‘saddened to have to take this course of action, but in the prevailing circumstances and to protect the lives, health and wellbeing of all’, he had no other option but to put these measures in place. He adds that that they highlight once again the commitment of the Church in playing its part in fighting the Coronavirus while at the same time showing solidarity with those who are suffering from it. He continues, ‘When I was appointed bishop just over a year ago, I could never have imagined I would have to take such radical actions and to have to take them so swiftly. But we all have to make sacrifices for the common good because we have a responsibility to each other. Truthfully, our fate and the fate of others is in our own hands. ‘While I fully understand the impact of these measures on the life of local parishes and on parishioners, by taking these measures now, we will ensure that we can return to sacramental life as soon as possible.’ Among the guidelines issued to clergy and parishes are the following – For all funerals, the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at a later date, when this crisis has passed. Consequently, for now, the body of the deceased will be brought directly to the place of burial. The Rite of Committal or Burial will be led by a priest, deacon or, if necessary, a layperson. All priests who are aged 70 years or older and those who have underlying health conditions are not expected to take part in frontline pastoral ministry and are therefore excused from doing so. Clergy in each Pastoral Area will make arrangements for pastoral provision. Pastoral support to families of the deceased will be provided but via telephone or other forms of electronic communications only. Clergy will not attend wakes if one is held. Hospital visits will be conducted by fulltime trained hospital chaplains and subject to the regulation of hospital management. There will be no house calls (including First Friday calls) at this time. Clergy may call by phone or similar mode of communications and pray with the sick or housebound. Prayer Moments in Churches, such as Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Hour, Rosary or Stations of the Cross, must only be held via online means. Individual Confessions are not now possible. People are reminded of the longstanding pastoral practice, when penitent’s access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation is restricted, that they can be assured that their sins are forgiven if they make an act of contrition with a firm resolve to approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation after the stay at home orders are lifted. Pope Francis has spoken on this in recent days and it is in line with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Baptisms and Marriages are no longer to be celebrated until further notice. Where parents are anxious about the health of a child, they should be advised to bless the child with a crucifix or their own hand and the priest may pray with them over the phone or via Skype or some similar communications mode. The liturgies of Holy Week, including the Easter Triduum, are to be celebrated without a congregation being present and made available online in those churches that have livestreaming or other forms of social media available. A list of these will be made available next week on www.clogherdiocese.ie Both the Diocesan Office and Parish Offices across the diocese are to close until further notice, with staff working from home, by local arrangement. Sunday and Weekday Masses and other moments of prayer in our parishes continue to be accessible via livestreaming. A schedule of these is available on the homepage of www.clogherdiocese.ie Bishop Duffy continues- ‘I want to assure you all of my closeness to you through prayer at this stressful time. I too share your fears, your unease, your worries and the sense of loss in these days. This is a very strange and challenging time for us as a Church, as a country and as a world family. But we are not abandoned. God does not do social distancing. God is with us, accompanying us and healing us, because God love us. ‘I am especially conscious of families grieving the loss of loved ones. I assure you that, despite the necessary restrictions, the Church accompanies you in a particular way through our prayers. I am deeply conscious too of the burdens these times place on our priests and deacon and on our staff and volunteers across the diocese. I am also very aware of how creative many are in accompanying people everywhere to bear this cross and embrace hope. Let us continue to do so with courage, with hope and in faith. ‘Through the intercession of Mary our Mother, health of the sick and comforter of the afflicted, may the Lord bless us, heal us and comfort us. “Do not be afraid” (Matthew 28:5).’