ANNIVERSARY MASSES 2021
Parishioners are aware that owing to the spread of Covid-19 and in an effort to keep our Mass gatherings safe for those in attendance, a decision was taken in the earlier part of 2020 to restrict Anniversary Masses to Month’s Memories & First Anniversaries. On behalf of the parish we thank the many families (March to December 2020) who accepted this arrangement for the safety of us all.
In spite of the fact that Covid-19 restrictions remain, moving into the new year the parish will begin again taking bookings for Anniversary Masses. That said, we must find some way of reducing the number of Anniversaries to keep our church gatherings manageable and safe in these unusual times.
A few suggestions may be of help here.
Firstly, perhaps families would decide to have just ‘ONE’ Anniversary Mass rather than two, three different anniversaries in the course of a given year.
Secondly, that families would also assist the parish in upholding the Covid-19 regulations by restricting the number of family members attending the Anniversary Mass, since now that ALL of the Masses are available to view via the parish webcam facility in the three churches.
Thirdly, in relation to St. Patrick’s, to avoid having multiple anniversaries at the Saturday Vigil Mass, perhaps some families would be happy to book their Anniversary Mass for one of the weekday Masses instead. Your help and co-operation in relation to all of this is greatly appreciated.