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Mass Venues while work is ongoing in the Cathedral of the Assumption 

May – July 2021

During the refurbishment works in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Weekday Masses on Monday to Friday 10.00 am will take place in St. Mary’s Cathedral H54 XD29.   All Masses on Saturdays and Sundays take place in the Mercy Secondary School Gym H54 F202 (enter opposite Credit Union on Dublin Road.)   Please be advised that numbers are limited at both Mass Centers due to current Covid-19 Restrictions.  If you wish to be assured of a seat please plan to arrive early.   

Dear Parishioners,

The Gospel this week (John 6: 24-25) is set in Capernaum.  It was a busy fishing village, located on the main trade route connecting Damascus in the north and Egypt in the south.  Jesus made his home here and performed many of his miracles in the area.  Following on from last week’s miracle of the loaves and fishes, today’s message follows the same theme.  

Jesus tells the crowd that He is “the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”  We are also reminded to focus on the long-term rewards, rather than fulfilling passing needs and desires – “do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life which the Son of Man will give you.”

Our Cathedral is a great symbol of what lasts.  For close to two centuries, across many generations, this sacred place has been a steadfast part of the town and importantly our faith.  We are extremely grateful to everyone who has made a donation towards its restoration – ensuring its longevity for many decades to come.  

This week has been busy with staff and volunteers receiving training on key systems (Fire alarm, heating, public addresss etc).  The Cathedral has also been made Covid-ready for the return of parishioners. 

We hope to receive the final ‘sign off’ to reopen shortly.  In the meantime, we ask for your patience and continued generosity, if you are in a position to support the work.

Wishing you a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Fr. Pat Farragher, Adm.

 
The Cathedral of the Assumption

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