Post Date: 13th March 2020

All weekend Masses Cancelled until further Notice at Gurranabraher Parish

Following a restriction on all gatherings of over 100 people issued by the Irish Government on Thursday, 12th March, to ‘slow down’ the spread of the Corona Virus, all weekend Masses have now been cancelled at Gurranabraher Parish Church.

In a news release from Bishop Fintan Gavin late on Thursday, he says: “In light of this [Government directive] in the Diocese of Cork and Ross, all public Weekend Masses will be discontinued until further notice. This also refers to Masses for St. Patrick’s Day. I would ask you to celebrate Sunday Mass privately for the people of your parish and, where available, to have it broadcast via webcam. My hope is that the people of your parish, while not able to join you physically, could join you spiritually in that Mass.

As I said in my earlier e-mail, Mass will continue to be live-streamed from the Cathedral at www.corkcathedral.ie. It is my hope to celebrate the 11.30 am Mass there each Sunday.

Funerals, weddings, baptisms and weekday Masses may continue as long as the attendance does not exceed 100 people.”

Parishioners will be kept informed of developments at above parish via our webpage. These are indeed trying times for the Christian community who tries to keep faith with the Lord.

Parochial Bingo cancelled until further notice

Also to be effected by this latest Government directive is the Sunday night Bingo at Gurranabraher Parochial Hall. Probably the longest going Bingo in Ireland; it is for many older people the only source of entertainment they have. We hope that this crisis will soon pass and that the Bingo will resume again.