Funeral Masses will continue to be celebrated with immediate family members only during the Covid-19 outbreak, in The Dioceses of the Western Province.
That’s according to the Bishop of the Killala Dr. John Fleming.
That means funeral Masses will still be available in the Archdiocese of Tuam and the dioceses of Galway, Elphin, Killala, Achonry and Clonfert.
Bishop Fleming told Midwest News that baptism would be offered if there is a risk to the child’s mortality and that weddings can be celebrated with just the couple and their two witnesses.
Bishop Fleming says funeral Masses are always important but more important than ever considering grieving families cannot get the usual level of support they would have received from the community before the coronavirus restrictions.