Tuam Parish
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July 5th

Dear Parishioners,

In any other July, typically we would be planning our holidays, to relax, unwind and set aside time to spend with our families and friends.  This year of course is unprecedented.  We should take comfort from today’s Gospel (Matthew 11: 28) where Jesus tells us ‘Come to me, all you that labour, and are burdened, and I will refresh you.’ 

Throughout the pandemic, our faith has enabled us to endure and be strong.  It is important now – as we look forward to the resumption of public Mass – to remain hopeful.  Father Sean and I, along with the Parish Pastoral Council, are regularly considering the best options – focusing on health, safety and fairness.  With a daily Mass (pre Covid-19) of over 100 attendees, the current maximum of 50 allowed for an indoor gathering is not workable.  We will continue to closely monitor the situation.

Thank you to all parishioners who have been providing support and encouragement during this challenging period.  We are especially grateful for those who have been able to return their weekly envelopes and contribute to the Summer Priests Collection.  If you wish to do either or both, please place your envelope(s) in the boxes located in the Cathedral.  Your generosity has enabled the provision of our parish services for the benefit of the entire parish.

This week’s Responsorial Psalm (Psalms 145: 8-9) reminds us that ‘The Lord is gracious and merciful: patient and plenteous in mercy.  The Lord is sweet to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.’  We too need to be patient as we progress our collective preparation for the celebration of The Eucharist together.

Fr. Pat Farragher, Adm.

The Parish Office is now open to the public two days a week on Monday and Friday from 9.00 – 5.00 pm. (lunch 1-2).

 

Tuam Parish marks the Feast of Corpus Christi 2020

The Blessed Sacrament received a warm welcome in many of the neighbourhoods around Tuam on Sunday June 14th, the Feast of Corpus Christi.

The Covid-19 restrictions prevented the annual Corpus Christi Procession taking place.

Instead, neighbourhoods, housing estates and local areas around the town welcomed Archbishop Neary and the Blessed Sacrament to their areas for a brief Eucharistic Blessing.

Altars, candles, flowers, religious pictures adorned many of the estates as the Eucharistic Blessing was given by the Archbishop.

The beautiful sunny weather added to the occasion.  

Thanks to all who helped make this novel event a success.

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