Diocese of Ferns issues statement on the celebration of First Holy Communion and Confirmation

The Diocese of Ferns has issued a statement in relation to the celebration of the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

With regards to the planning and preparation involved in the celebration of these Sacraments, the diocese stated, “Priests are asked to recommence the conversation with those involved – most especially with parents and teachers – with a view to deciding what is best in terms of safety, unity and overall well being.

“Where a church community is of the view that it wishes to proceed, the priest is asked to forward a request – with an agreed and demonstrably COVID safe plan – to Bishop’s House for consideration.”

The statement continues, “Unity and safety within a parish are vital in this matter – as is a recognition of the articulated anxiety among some – of an apparent relegation of religious practice and worship, within official overall political decision making, as communicated to date.

“The diocese wishes to place on record its genuine appreciation to all within parishes – volunteers at churches, school staff and principals, the worshipping community generally and its faith leaders – for the monumental work they have undertaken to date, the guidance they have given and the standard of leadership they daily give – cross generationally – throughout the diocese.”



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Church of the Resurrection, Farranree,
Cork T23Y7K2


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Please note that there is no attention in the Parish Office on Wednesday mornings.

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Saturday Evening Vigil Mass         6.30 p.m.
Sunday Mass                                  10.30 a.m.

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Please note that there is no Mass on Wednesday mornings.

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