November 1st 2020

All Saints 1st November 2020

May we always be gentle and show compassion.


Tom and Bridget Fox, Knockadleen.

Alex, Hilda and Bobby Kent, Terryglass.

Booking of Masses – Masses for Months Mind and Anniversaries can be booked by phone, text or email.

Supporting Parishes without Masses 

We invite you to put your collection envelopes into the letter box of your parish house. 

It is possible now to contribute by direct debit on the diocesan website. 

We thank you most sincerely for your support in these very difficult times.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People : ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19.  The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Marriage Preparation during Covid  Accord CLG is providing a 4 hour facilitated virtual interactive programme for couples preparing for marriage.  See or phone 01 5053112

Feast of All Saints  – Sunday November 1st.      

There will be no formal blessing of graves this year but we invite you to visit your family grave to say a prayer, and drop into the church to light a candle. At the end of our online Mass we will pray the Prayers of Blessing for all those who are laid to rest in the cemeteries of our Cluster.

Also, join Bishop Fintan who will lead the Diocesan prayer ceremony for the faithful departed via webcam on Sunday November 1st at 3.00 pm.


Feast of All Souls    Monday Nov 2nd.     

We will be remembering all our loved ones at the Masses across the parishes.

If you wish to leave the names of relatives and friends, please leave in an envelope to the box in the church or to the Parochial house and they will be placed at the altar.



We will celebrate a Remembrance Mass on the weekend of 14 / 15 November for those who have died during the past year.  If you wish to have a family member remembered during this Mass, please contact the parish office.

Visiting a Graveyard

May perpetual light shine upon the faces of all who rest here.

May the lives they lived unfold further in spirit.

May all their past travail find ease in the kindness of clay.

May the remembering earth mind every memory they brought.

 May the rains from the heavens fall gently upon them.

May the wildflowers and grasses whisper their wishes into light.

May we reverence the village of presence in the stillness of this silent field.

                                                                                                  J O’Donohue.

November envelopes for names and offerings for Masses for the Holy Souls are available in the Churches. 

Level 5 Covid 19

We are disappointed that we are back to Level 5 restrictions with no attendance at Masses.

During Level 5 Covid 19  Funeral Ceremony-attendance is now 25

  • Wedding Ceremony-attendance is now 25
  • Baptisms-postponed unless an emergency
  • Churches remain open for private prayer from 9am to 5pm.
  • First Friday Calls-maybe a family member could arrange to take Holy Communion to their relative.
  • Confessions-may be heard upon request
  • Sunday Masses on Webcam Borisokane – 7pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday. Weekdays Masses on Borrisokane Webcam 10am. Tues,Thurs, Fri.
  • We will be inviting readers and singers and musicians to help us remotely.
  • Terryglass has a recording of weekend Mass that can be accessed through the Parish website


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