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Nothing can Separate us from the Love of God
The guidance document, Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God, incorporates the principles in the 'Framework Document for a Return to the Public Celebration of Mass and the Sacraments' published by the Irish Episcopal Conference.
Church personnel should at all times follow the most up-to-date public health advice and associated regulations and obligations, particularly in regard to limitations on gatherings, the requirements of physical distancing, hygiene and sanitation measures, and the use of personal protective equipment as appropriate. To reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19, public health advice emphasises the importance of strict adherence to physical distancing, good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, and regular cleaning and sanitising of shared spaces.
It is most important that people who are unwell – and especially those with any symptoms that might suggest Covid-19 infection – should stay at home and if possible participate, as now, on webcam, social media or radio.
COVID-19 Public Health Guidance
For the most up-to-date HSE information on Covid-19, please see the HSE webpages here.
For signs and posters which might be useful for your church or office see these HSE webpages.
Rescheduling: please let the diocesan office know the date for which Confirmations have been rescheduled in your parish.
The Confirmations booklet is available for download in English here and in Irish here.
An editable file is downloadable in English here and in Irish here.
Diocesan Directory & Ad Clerum
The Diocesan Directory is fully searchable. You can download it here. Current edition 7 July 2020. (Note: parish Mass times in the Directory have not been updated for Covid-10 changes, as the position is changing week by week. See parish pages on this website for current updates.)
Parishes: please email email@example.com or tel. 091 563566 to keep the Diocesan Office up to date with changes to parish information, Mass times, school headships, etc., so that the Directory and website can be kept current.
The minimum suggested fee for a wedding is €235, but should be higher when the musician is required for a rehearsal or when music has to be purchased or learned.
The minimum suggested fee for a funeral is €130 for one service, and €169 when music also is provided for the reception of the body on a separate occasion.
All requests for a Papal Blessing Parchment must be processed online by the Vatican Office of Papal Charities. Please click on this link to access the English language Vatican web page for Papal Blessing applications. Note: there is a fairly narrow time window of six months before and four months after the date of an event during which a Papal Blessing can be requested.