Holy Mass Online
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Saturday 28th March
Int. Malachy Greaney (Michael & Máire Greaney)
Sunday 29th March
Brian Hughes RIP (Diane Hughes)
Monday 30th March Liturgy of the day
Int.Cheetham&Casey Families (Anne Cheetham)
Tuesday 31st March Liturgy of the day
Terry Murphy RIP (Bernie Murphy)
Wednesday 1st April Liturgy of the day
John Pritchard RIP (Anne Cheetham)
Thursday 2nd April Liturgy of the day
Agnes Ryan RIP (Rose and Jim Hamill)
Friday 3rd April Liturgy of the day
Fred Battersby RIP (Chris Jeffrey)
Closure of Churches
Following the instruction that the Prime Minister gave last night, there has been an inconsistent message from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the opening of churches. In the published guidelines, it states that “places of worship should remain open for solitary prayer.”
None of the Government's four specific reasons for leaving home concur with the visiting of a church for solitary prayer. In addition, keeping churches open could undermine the desire of the Government for people to remain at home, the very fact of them being open may draw people out of their homes, many of which would be the most vulnerable to infection.
Prof. Jim McManus has spoken with a senior civil servant and it was quite clear they just had not thought through the issues of infection and security of churches and when he made these points clear, they were appalled and agreed they had made a mistake.
Keeping churches open sends an utterly inconsistent message and therefore they must be closed for the benefit of others and stopping infection.