Upcoming Mass Times;
Saturday March 28th at 7.30pm
Sunday March 29th at 11.00am
Coronavirus – Covid 19.
As you are all aware by now major steps have been taken by the Government in order
to curb the spread of the virus. These measures affect all of us and it is in the interest of everyone that
we abide by them and support one another in preventing and overcoming this virus. As a church
community we will do all we can. In the current emergency all are dispensed from the obligation to
physically attend Sunday Mass.
The Bishops have given us guidelines and these are the ones that directly concern us in our
No public Masses to take place, except a funeral or a wedding with
Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian burial. Attendance at a Funeral should be
limited to close relatives and not exceed 100 attendees within the church building.
Church Weddings and Baptisms may be celebrated on condition that the attendance in church
does not exceed 100 people.
Mass will continue in St. Michael`s church but, of course, will not be open to the public. You will be
able to tune into Mass on your radio, broadcasting each day at the usual times, on 108 FM. While it is
an anxious time for everyone there is no need for undue alarm or panic. Should any of you, who live
alone, be in need of shopping etc members of Foxford Parish Council and Foxford Social Services
will be willing to help you. Don’t hesitate to phone. My numbers are 094 9256131 or 087 2422273
In difficult times people find strength consolation and hope in prayer. The Lord is especially close to
us in times of anxiety or worry, so trust Him and continue to pray. St. Michaels church will be open
throughout each day. If possible you may feel like dropping in and say a prayer and perhaps light a
candle. We should especially keep in our prayers those at the frontline – especially doctors, nurses,
medical staff and other carers including clergy.
We pray through the intercession of our Patron saint at this time. Perhaps no better words to use than
Patrick`s own words when he was in great difficulty:
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me
May God`s blessings be with us as we keep one another in our prayers and watch out for one another.