Mass

  • Wearing a face mask is unlikely to be of any benefit if you are not sick, remains the most up to date advice from the HSE during this pandemic. That’s according to Dr Ciara Kelly, Public Health Specialist Registrar at HSE West.

    The matter is continuously under review, she explained, and the latest WHO and HSE advise is that the wearing of a face mask is only of benefit if you are sick or you are working in a clinical/medical setting.

    The best way to control the spread of Covid 19 remains the frequent washing of hands, observing coughing and sneezing etiquette, maintaining social distancing and frequently cleaning surfaces.

    Dr Kelly refutes any suggestion / theory that the reason the general public here are not being advised to wear face masks is because of the difficulty in securing PPE for hospitals and residential care facilities.

    Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley asked Dr Kelly this lunchtime despite the widespread use of face masks in countries worldwide during the pandemic ,has the HSE advice of their value changed at all.

  • Archbishop Michael Neary will celebrate Mass in Saint Mary’s Church, Westport, at 6.30pm this evening to mark the official beginning of this year’s pilgrimage.

    He will also celebrate Mass on the summit of Croagh Patrick at 11 o’clock in the morning on Reek Sunday.

    Mass will be celebrated every hour on the summit, beginning at 8 o’clock in the morning, with the final Mass starting at 2 o’clock.

    Celebrants will also include Father Stephen Farragher, who will celebrate Mass as Gaeilge at 10 in the morning and Bishop Fintan Monahan who will celebrate Mass at 12 noon.

    Pilgrims may also avail of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at the summit from 7.30am to 2.00pm.                                             

  • Midwest Radio will this morning at 10am, begin its three weekly broadcast of Mass during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Management at the station has responded to a huge number of requests from listeners to increase religious broadcasts in the wake of the pandemic. 

    In addition to the weekly Sunday morning broadcast of Mass, Midwest Radio will now also broadcast a 10 o’clock morning Mass each Wednesday and Friday, starting from today.

    Station Manager Tommy Marren says at a time when the general public are feeling anxious and vulnerable it’s timely for the station to introduce a number of Masses as part of the weekday schedule.

    The Mass each morning will be broadcast live from St. Patrick’s Chuch, Ballyhaunis and the celebrant will be Fr. Stephen Farragher.

  • Midwest Radio has announced this evening that three masses each week will be broadcast on the station for the foreseeable future.

    Management at the station said they were reacting to a huge number of requests from listeners to increase religious broadcasts in the wake of the corona virus epidemic. 

    As well as the weekly Sunday morning broadcast of Mass Midwest Radio will also broadcast a 10 o’clock morning mass each Wednesday and Friday commencing this Friday morning.

    Station Manager Tommy Marren said this evening that at a time when the general public were feeling anxious and vulnerable it was timely for the station to introduce a number of masses as part of the weekday schedule.

     

    The masses on Wednesday and Friday morning will be broadcast live from St. Patrick’s Chuch, Ballyhaunis and the celebrant will be Fr. Stephen Farragher.

  • A special mass of remembrance will take place this Sunday June 9th in the Holy Family Church Mervue for parents and their families who have experienced the death of a child before birth, shortly after birth or at a later stage to remember their loved ones.

    The theme of this year’s mass is “Remembering” and the guest speaker will be Caroline Flaherty.

    Sunday’s Mass in the Holy Family Church Mervue starts at 2.30pm. To register people can contact Margaret Duignan on 085-821443 or Susan Massey on 087-9452810

  • In relation to religious gatherings, the Archbishop of Tuam Dr Michael Neary says Masses will still be celebrated, but the advice to the public is to heed the health experts.

    He says people can access Mass on parish or local radio, or by using the webcam service available in many churches.