Christmas 2020 presents a huge challenge to us at parish level as we journey over the coming weeks. The government guidelines that we follow at this time place huge restrictions on us as we plan for our Saviour’s birth this year. You will be aware that those restrictions mean a very limited number of people present in church for each service in order to ensure the health and safety of all. Since Christmas draws family together from all over the
During the weeks of Advent, the tree located in the sanctuary of the church has a special purpose. It is a Remembrance tree. You are invited to write the name of someone who has died recently in your family at home or abroad, someone who is sick, someone away from home and family this Christmas on a card. We will hold all those people in our prayers over Advent and into the holy season of Christmas. We ask you to
Our Annual November Mass will take place this Friday the 20th November at 7pm in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Newmarket. This year the mass will also coincide with the Diocesan Day of Remembrance. We will pray for our loved ones who have left us this past year and for those who are grieving their loss. The names of all those who passed away in our parish will be read out on the night and a candle will be
Bishops Kenneth Kearon, Church of Ireland and Fintan Monahan Diocese of Killaloe. Thanks to the local rector Rev Kevin O’Brien for the hospitality and for the video and to his wife Dr Susan O’Brien, the ecumenical director of the diocese for coordinating the Remembrance Day. Special appreciation to the Diocesan Pastoral Council who proposed the day and worked hard producing resources for schools and parishes.
Here is a link to a short prayer service commemorating a day of remembrance across
Because 2020 has been a year like no other, the Diocese of Killaloe, in collaboration with the Anglican Diocese of Limerick, Killaloe & Ardfert, has decided to hold a Day of Remembrance on November 20th for those who have died in 2020. This Day aims to acknowledge those who have died this year and those who have been bereaved through the death of loved ones. It includes the remembrance of those who have died as a result of the global
In our tradition, the blessing of graves in November is an important ritual as we remember our dead. Due to the present COVID restrictions, we cannot celebrate the blessing of graves in the usual way as a community. We can, however, visit the graves of family and loved ones ourselves and as families. We are encouraged to bring along holy water which has already been blessed and bless the grave of our loved ones ourselves.
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Masses will be officiated in private and will be streamed live via Our Lady of the Rosary Church webcam or you can listen in on the Radio Link 97.9fm.
Weekdays at 10am.
Saturdays at 6pm.
Sundays at 11am.
Our Lady of the Rosary Church will remain open for private prayer from 11am to 5pm.