In these days parishes throughout the diocese of
Killala are all in the process of preparing to reopen
our churches to the public. In many ways reopening
our churches is proving more difficult than closing
them. Notwithstanding, great efforts are being made
by people and priests in all the parishes, including
our own. Please God, things will continue to work
A Framework Document circulated to parishes by
the bishops is assisting us in our preparations. It
outlines clearly the necessary steps required of all
parishes to ensure that reopening happens in a safe
and measured way. The Document states that in all
circumstances the safety and health of people and
priests must be paramount. No church should be
opened for public prayer or worship until the
satisfactory arrangements as indicated in this
Document have been put in place.
Consequently, the vast majority of parishes in the
diocese of Killala have decided to defer the
reopening of churches until Monday, July 20th next.
This is to allow parishes some additional time and
space to prepare adequately for reopening, paying
due diligence to all of the requirements laid out in
the Framework Document. This is a long and
tedious task for all involved. But it is in the interests
of the health and safety of everyone, and particularly
our senior citizens. Moreover, the July 20th date
endeavours to respect the expressed wish of our
bishop, Dr. Fleming, that all of the parishes reopen
on the same day.
In the light of the above, the parish of Kilmoremoy is
working towards reopening on July 20th next.
I know this is difficult and the procedures appear to
restrict and delay severely our public celebration of
the Mass, but I ask for your patience and
understanding as we move forward, methodically
I continue to pray for you and your family every day.
Fr. Aidan O’Boyle, PP
We look forward to the re-opening of our two churches for the celebration of Mass and the Sacraments from June 29th next. In the meantime, our parish will undertake a lot of necessary preparatory work, which has already begun in earnest. Bishop Fleming has issued a Document to the parishes of the diocese to assist us in our preparations and to help ensure that the re-opening happens in a safe and measured way. The prescriptions contained in the Document will only be effective if we have the generous support of volunteers who will help to plan, implement and manage the new situation. I am grateful to all who have indicated their willingness to help, particularly in the areas of stewarding and cleaning. We will be working closely with you in the weeks ahead. We will also be calling on younger members of our parish to step forward in helping us with cleaning, stewarding, reading, ministering the Eucharist and other roles and responsibilities which some of our older members may be unable to fulfil at this time. The re-opening of St. Muredach’s and St. Patrick’s to public worship will happen slowly and tentatively at first. Next week, with a view to helping manage parishioners’ expectations, I hope to be able to publish here a ‘What to Expect’ checklist. Some people may prefer, for a while, to continue to join us virtually from home over webcam, because of their vulnerability or because of nervousness about going out immediately into gatherings. Bishop Fleming has extended the dispensation from the Sunday and Holyday obligation for the time being. Others may opt to come to a weekday Mass (rather than on Sunday) when the church may have less people present. As we move forward in the coming two weeks with the reopening preparations, I hope that many in our parish will be inspired to respond with generosity and energy in helping to renew and strengthen parish life and worship.
May God continue to bless you and your families.
Fr. Aidan O'Boyle P.P
Masses will be celebrated at 7:30pm (vigil), 8.30am, 11 am and 12.30pm.
The ceremony of the Blessing of the Palms is suspended throughout the diocese for this year.
Wednesday 8th April at 7pm - Penitential Service
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated on Thursday, April 9th at 7pm.
The Solemn Celebration of the Passion of the Lord will be celebrated on Good Friday, April 10th at 3pm.
The Easter Vigil will be celebrated on Holy Saturday night, April 11th at 8pm.
Easter Sunday Masses will be celebrated at 8.30am. 11 am and 12.30 pm.
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Wednesday 25 March 2020 at 12 Noon VIa Webcam from St. Muredach's Cathedral
The Act begins with the recitation of The Angelus.
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God,
the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
He descended into hell;
on the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic Church,
the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
The First Joyful Mystery of the Rosary: The Annunciation of the Lord
PRAYER OF CONSECRATION
Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Health of the Sick,
at this time of great challenge to our country from the coronavirus,
we consecrate to Jesus through your Immaculate Heart:
ourselves, our family, the members of our parish and Diocese, and the people of Ireland.
O Mary, Queen of Ireland, when you appeared at Knock, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress, and brought them comfort in a time of sorrow.
Be with us now as a sign of salvation and hope, as we entrust ourselves to your loving care.
We renew the promises of our Baptism and Confirmation and ask your intercession that we may be always faithful to Christ and to His Church.
Bring under your mantle of protection all those who are suffering because of the coronavirus, and those who care for the sick and minister to their needs,
as your Son implores us to do for one another.
O Loving Mother,
at the foot of the Cross, with steadfast faith,
your Immaculate Heart was pierced by grief at the suffering of your Son.
You know what we need during these difficult days.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us -
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
O Blessed Mother, Our Life, our Sweetness and Our Hope,
we wish that this Consecration be for the glory of God and that it lead us safely to Jesus your Son.
A Naomh-Mhuire, a Mháthair Dé, guigh orainn na peacaigh, anois agus ar uair ár mbáis. Amen.
May your servants be shielded, O Lord
By the protection of your loving-kindness,
That, doing what is good in this world,
They may reach you, their highest good.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
May Almighty God bless you, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
IN VIEW OF THE TAOISEACH’S DIRECTIVE THAT INDOOR GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE SHOULD BE CANCELLED, THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE SITUATION REQUIRES THAT WE COMPLY WITH THIS REQUEST. THEREFORE, ALL MASSES WITH CONGREGATIONS IN THE PARISH OF KILMOREMOY ARE NOW CANCELLED UNTIL 29TH MARCH.
DURING THIS TIME, MASS WILL BE STREAMED LIVE EACH DAY AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
SUNDAY: 8:30AM, 11:00AM, 12:30PM
MONDAY: 8AM, 10AM
TUESDAY: 8AM, 10AM
WEDNESDAY: 8AM, 10AM
THURSDAY: 8AM, 10AM
FRIDAY: 8AM, 10AM
SATURDAY: 10AM, AND 7:30PM (VIGIL FOR SUNDAY)
THE CATHEDRAL WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT 11AM MONDAY TO SATURDAY, AND AT 2PM ON SUNDAY.
THE CATHEDRAL WILL CLOSE BY 8PM EVERY EVENING.
PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS, FOR THE WELL-BEING OF ALL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, AND FOR THOSE INVOLVED IN IDENTIFYING A VACCINE TO COMBAT THE VIRUS
Thank you for your co-operation at this time.
Our Annual Padre Pio Novena
Theme: Courage in the Face of Life’s Crosses
Monday, February 17th to Tuesday, February 25th 2020
St. Muredach’s Cathedral
Rosary at 7:30pm each night of the Novena, except Saturday (at 7:00pm) and Sunday (at 6:00pm)
Monday, February 17th at 8:00pm
Fr. Vincent Sherlock, PP Kilmovee, Diocese of Achonry
Courage in the Face of Life’s Crosses
Tuesday, February 18th at 8:00pm
Darren Cawley, Aughagower, Co. Mayo, & Organ Donor Recipient
Life Lessons from the Fastest Sick Person in Europe
Wednesday, February 19th at 8:00pm
Mary Trench, Roundfort, Co. Mayo, & Castlebar Cancer Support Group
The Beatitudes: A Vision for Abundant Living
Thursday, February 20th at 8:00pm
Sr. Maud Murphy, Knock, Co. Mayo & Addiction Counsellor
Courage and Hope in the Face of Addictions
Friday, February 21st at 8:00pm
Fr. Daniel Gallagher, CC Oranmore, Diocese of Galway
The Power of Mercy in the Face of Life’s Crosses
Saturday, February 22nd at 7:30pm
Monica Morley, Knock Family Life Centre / Mid-West Radio
From Loss and Grief to Courage and Hope
Sunday, February 23rd at 6:30pm
Fr. Patrick Peyton, PP Collooney, Diocese of Achonry
Celebration of the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
Monday, February 24th at 8:00pm
Helen Ralph, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, & (Young) St. Vincent de Paul
Don’t lose Faith ….. Just Yet
Tuesday, February 25th at 8:00pm
Fr. Fergal Cunnane, PP Dunmore, Archdiocese of Tuam
The Inspiration of L’Arche
Confession before the beginning of Masses
14-15th December in St. Patrick’s Church at 8 p.m. (Vigil) & 12 Noon
And the following weekend,
21-22 December in the Cathedral at 7.30 p.m. (Vigil), 8.30 a.m. & 12.30 p.m.
Monday December 16th at 8 p.m. in the Cathedral
Wednesday December 18th at 7 p.m. in St. Patrick’s
Confessions in the Cathedral
Saturday, December 21st : 11.00 – 1.00 p.m. & 5.30-7.15 p.m.
Tuesday, December 24th : 11.00-1.00 p.m. & 2.00-4.00 p.m.
Confessions in St. Patrick’s
Saturday, December 21st : 12 Noon – 1.00 p.m., 2.00 - 3.00 p.m. & 7.00 – 7.45 p.m.
Tuesday, December 24th : 12.00 Noon – 1.00 p.m., & 2.00 - 3.00 p.m.
Confessions on Christmas Eve will end promptly at 4 p.m.
To allow the priests to prepare for the Christmas Eve Masses which begin at 6 p.m. Thank you for your co-operation.
Fr. Liam Reilly will be away on sabbatical (Study) leave from the middle of September until Christmas. Fr. Billy Sheridan, SMA has kindly agreed to come to live at St. Patrick’s Presbytery and be part of the Parish Team for the duration of the Study Leave.