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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
parish/community:
 No public Masses to take place, except a funeral or a wedding with
restrictions.
 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.
Fr. Padraig

St Michael's Church, Foxford

St Michael’s Church Foxford

You are welcome to the Website of Foxford Parish. Located in Co. Mayo, Foxford is a parish of the Diocese of Achonry.  There are three Church areas in the parish.

Foxford (traditionally known as Toomore) is situated in east Mayo. The parish boundary on the west is the river Moy which separates the parish from the diocese of Killala. There are three churches in the parish. On the north side, tucked into the Ox Mountains is the church at Attymachugh, which originally was a primary school. On the east side bordering the parish of Swinford, is the church of the Assumption in Toomore.

The parish church in Foxford was built in 1879. In 1961- 62 major renovations were carried out on the church, and on 27th. September 1962, Bishop James Fergus re-dedicated the church to St. Michael, the Archangel. The parish is also home to the beautiful Convent Chapel which was built by the Sisters of Charity in 1925. The Foxford Woollen Mills, founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1892, is still in operation and attracts many visitors throughout the year. Foxford also has an Addiction Treatment Centre, appropriately called ‘Hope House’.