25 March 2020
The public celebration of Mass in the Parish of Borrisoleigh/Ileigh (with the exception of Funeral Mass(es) complying with the maximum attendance of 100) is suspended until and including Sunday 29th March, with immediate effect.
It is necessary to cancel both weekend and daily Masses as it is not possible to comply with the public health authority’s requirement to have less than 100 people gathering indoors in both our Churches.
Also, while the cancellation of all Masses is regrettable, it will communicate to our parish community the serious impact of Covid-19 upon the elderly and those with underlying health issues.
You can listen or watch the celebration of Mass on EWTN Catholic TV on Sky 588, Virgin Media 815, Eircom eFibre 589 and Online: www.ewtn.ie
You may also join in the celebration of Mass on RTE Radio1 and Television and Tipp Mid-West Radio on Sunday mornings.
Due to Covid-19 Borrisoleigh community centre will be closed until further notice.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
The Covid-19 virus is an occasion for all of us-especially in families-to pray more intensely for each other and especially for those who have succumbed to the illness. We should pray also for those in the frontlines-especially doctors, nurses and medical staff and other carers, including clergy-that the Lord will protect them as they place their own wellbeing at risk in the service of all the following.
The following are prayers you might like to say.
Extract from Saint Patrick,s Breastplate
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.
O God, good and gracious Father of life, we turn to you in our apprehension and distress. From of old, you have pledged that neither flood nor plague shall wipe us from the face of the Earth.
You gave your Beloved Son to humankind that we might be freed from all evil and shielded from harm to body and soul. Powered by the Spirit he stilled the wind, calmed the waves and dispelled deep fears.
Lord Jesus, Son and Brother, walk with us now: you who saw anguish in the eyes of your Mother, you who welcomed the shoulder of Simon of Cyrene, you who gifted your wounded image to Veronica.
Let our eyes see tenderness and hope, let our people shoulder burdens in unity, let our wise ones deliver us from wild Virus.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be, world without end Amen.
Saint Patrick, pray for us
Saint Bridgid, pray for us.
Saint Ailbe, pray for us.
Thought for the Week:
Let nothing perturb you. Nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything. – St Teresa of Avila
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.
Greetings everyone, As you know, for the health and safety of all, Public Masses have been temporarily postponed in the Archdiocese of Cashel + Emly. Priests will continue to offer their Mass for the good of the parishes they serve. The Thurles Parish Mass will be live-streamed each morning @ 11am from the Thurles Parish Website (www.thurlesparish.ie) Please spread the word around on social media and by word of mouth – especially to those you know who would like to attend but can’t. We hope that the ability to participate spiritually in the offering of the Mass will be a comfort to many in these difficult days Blessing on each one of you and watch out for each other. Thurles Parish Pastoral Council.
Borrisoleigh Historical Society
Due to government measures to curb the spread of the Corona virus and in the interest of public health and safety, all our activities, including advertised lectures are postponed until further notice.
Available at Hurleys and Meaghers, – and from the authors. “Beneath Headstones – Beyond Headlines” & “Borrisoleigh in Verse” at 15.00 and 5.00 euro respectively. Ideal for these times of isolation and social distancing.
Willow structures in the Town Park
Pic of the Past
Gerry Stapleton and John McGrath, training with the Tipperary Team in Semple Stadium
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