17Mar Closed Churches

Brendan Hoban writes in the Western People about the current situation with efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19
"when we don’t know, or can’t know what to do, as with the corona virus, a respectful silence is probably the best option. It’s a time, if ever there was a time, when what the experts say has to be heard and acted upon."

17Mar Fr Tony Flannery – Update re his position

Tim Hazelwood outlines a recent meeting between a lay group supporting Fr Tony, two representatives of the ACP, and members of the leadership of the Irish Province of the Redemptorist Order.

17Mar Presider’s page for 17 March (Lá ‘Fhéile Pádraig, English & Gaeilge)

In the heart of Lent, we keep the feast of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. We mark the day by praising God the creator, who sustained Patrick in good times and bad, and who will sustain the Irish even in the face of coronavirus.

17Mar 17 March, 20020. St Patrick, Patron of Ireland

"Mise Pádraig, peacach ró-thuatach... Más lochtach féin mé, is mian liom fios a bheith ag mo bhráithre agus ag mo ghaolta cén saghas duine mé, agus dúil m'anama a thuiscint."

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