The HSE have been in contact with the diocese regarding concerns of high infection rates in the mid-west region and expressing concerns of increased socialisation in the region in general. For now the advice from the Taoiseach’s office is that First Holy Communions or Confirmations cannot take place until after July 5th. We appreciate this will come as a great disappointment and inconvenience for many – children, parents, teachers and clergy but Bishop Fintan believes that we have no option but to follow this public health advice.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused but as ever, we appreciate your continued support and co-operation. Bishop Fintan has again acknowledged with thanks the great catechetical work done in schools during this most difficult and challenging time. He sends every good wish and blessing and hopes you have a restful and pleasant Summer break.