bishop denis nulty mitreImportant message from Bishop Denis Nulty

In order to follow the guidelines and adhere to the norms, I have reluctantly decided that, because it is simply not possible to guarantee a congregation of less than 100 people at any Sunday Mass, there will be no public Masses in our Diocese this Sunday 15th March, St. Patrick’s Day or the following Sunday 22nd March. Masses will be celebrated via webcam from a number of parishes in the Diocese.

I strongly urge the use of webcam, local radio broadcasts, RTÉ services, and Radio Maria Ireland at www.radiomaria.ie (see below), to encourage the faithful to enter into spiritual communion through these means.

It is strange that, at a time when we are being invited to pull together as a people and as a diocese, the wisdom of staying apart and following health authority guidelines is of the utmost importance.

I am also very conscious that this is a time when there is a great need for prayer, and I welcome the fact that all our churches will be open for quiet prayer and reflection.

Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian burial. Attendance at funeral services and Masses should be limited to close relatives, and must not exceed 100 attendees within the church building.

Similarly, Church weddings and baptisms may be celebrated, on condition that the attendance in church does not exceed 100 people.

This is an occasion for all of us – especially in families – to pray more intensely for each other, and especially for those who have succumbed to the illness.  We should pray, also, for those at the frontlines – especially doctors, nurses and medical staff and other carers, including clergy – that the Lord will protect them as they place their own wellbeing at risk in the service of all.

Daily Mass Allen Parish

Monday 16 – Allenwood (9.30am)

Monday 16 – No PUBLIC VIGIL MASS for St Patrick’s Day

Tuesday 17 – St Patricks Day NO PUBLIC MASS

Wednesday 18 – Milltown (9.30am)

Wednesday 18 – Robertstown Holiday Village (10.30am – limited to 20 persons)

Thursday 19 – Allen (9.30am)

Thursday 19 – Allenwood (7.30pm)

Friday 20 – Allenwood (9.30am)

Friday 20 – Allen (7pm)

The ‘100-persons limit’ for indoor gatherings applies. 

Tune in to Radio Maria Ireland – for daily Mass, prayers and chat 

Radio Maria Ireland is at your disposal during this current moment of challenge for the faithful in Ireland.

It is broadcasting 24 hours each day, according to its threefold mission of prayer, catechesis and human formation.

Daily Mass is broadcast live at 10am each day from its studio chapel, including Sundays for those who would like to tune in.

Radio Maria Ireland can be found on: 

  • Television – on Saorview, Channel 210,
  • By downloading the free app for mobile devices – search for ‘Radio Maria Ireland’, 
  • On www.radiomaria.ie
  • Its Facebook page on the ‘Listen Live’ link, and 
  • By dialling its telephone listening service on 01 437 3277 – at the cost of a call to a Dublin number (according to your telephone service provider) and at no extra charge otherwise.

Radio Maria is keeping Ireland and its people very close to its heart in the daily prayers of its volunteers, and during its 40 days and nights of Perpetual Adoration, which is taking place in the studio’s chapel during the Season of Lent.