Church NewsMarch 22nd


Anniversary Masses: We continue to pray for and remember or deceased relatives and friends throughout this difficult time. All anniversary masses will be rearranged at a future date.

GUIDELINES FOR FUNERALS  Statement from Munster Bishops

We recommend that all Catholic funeral liturgies in our Dioceses be limited to the funeral Mass. In other words, there should be no removal to the church the evening before.  The Covid-19 crisis will pass and there will be other possibilities for Mass or prayers to be said for those who die during this period.

Prayer During our current Crisis

Lord, in 1879 the Apparition in Knock gave comfort and hope to your people in a time of distress and worry.

In the presence of Our Lady, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist and the Lamb of God you showed us that we are neither alone nor abandoned in times of great need, personally and as a people.

We ask you Lord, to walk with us again as we face the Coronavirus. Help our medical personnel to bring the virus to a swift end and bless them in their work. We ask healing and recovery to be given to all who are suffering from the virus and their families.

May all of us, Lord, be strengthened by the spiritual support of the Christian community at this time through prayer, and concern for one another.

May we never abandon hope in the face of adversity and trust in your love for us. Amen   Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.    St Joseph, pray for us. St John the Evangelist, pray for us.

                        Father Brian Grogan SJ

Sunday and weekday Masses are on radio/ TV and webcams around the country.  Mass on Tipp FM on Sunday morning at 9am.  Check Nenagh and Roscrea parish websites for link to Mass by Web Cam.  Mass also broadcast on TV channel RTE News Now every day at 10.30am

TRÓCAIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN On the fourth week of our Lenten Journey of helping the poor. Despite the challenges we are facing as a nation at the present time, we continue to reach out to the poor and especially during Lent with our Trócaire Box. “Nobody gets to Heaven without a letter of reference from the poor” Every cent and euro do make a difference.

We celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend in unusual circumstances. This year it may not be possible to visit your mother or grandmother in person, but you can send them your love.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Professional staff to answer queries and give advice and reassurance. line open Mon.- Fri. 8am-8pm, 0818 222 024. 

Flatten the Curve. Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, has some brilliant communications on his twitter account regarding 8 steps to follow to flatten the curve.  If using twitter could you please use the hashtag


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