Archbishop Farrell wrote to all parishes on 2nd June in relation to the celebration of the
Sacraments of Initiation. Public Health advice is that special religious ceremonies, including First Holy Communions and Confirmations should continue to be postponed for the month of June. In the coming week, a letter from the Parish Pastoral Council will be circulated to the parents who have registered their children for the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation which should have been celebrated in 2020. We will do our best to accommodate those families who would like to have small ceremonies during the months of July and August, always keeping the safety of all families to the forefront of our decisions and we encourage families to be mindful of “household mixing” in their celebrations following the church ceremony.
Once again, the Archbishop has reminded us this week of the celebrations which should not
take place until we are notified. In his most recent letter, the Archbishop confirms that in light of the most recent government health advice for May and June, the celebration of Baptism should only take place in exceptional circumstances. The ordinary celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism as well as the other Sacraments of Initiation, should not be organised until further notice.