Christmas Letter to Parishioners 2020

Dear Parishioner,

We are now into the season of Advent, the time of preparation for the birth of Jesus. We know from past experience that a large number of us enjoy the celebration of Christ’s coming and like to attend Mass on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas morning. COVID restrictions mean that there will not be the same capacity in the Church this year, so in order to facilitate everyone who wishes to attend Mass, we need to prepare in advance.

We also intend to make the Christmas Eve 6.30 pm Mass available via Camera with sound on the gable wall of the Church, so some of us can participate from the comfort of a car. Holy Communion will be distributed from the Church porch. In addition, people can attend this Christmas Eve Mass inside the Church with the usual Covid guidelines.

We will do all we can, to make it possible for all our parishioners to attend Mass this Christmas, if they so wish. All of the Masses will be available via webcam as usual. We will have Stewards in attendance at all Masses to guide you and keep you safe. Please wear a mask, sanitise your hands and keep a safe distance.

Please indicate on the form which Mass you would prefer to attend this Christmas and fill out your Name, Address, email and telephone number and the numbers attending, so we can contact you if necessary. Please return your form on or before Monday 14th December to the box marked Christmas Masses in St Patrick’s or St Cooey’s or through the parish office letterbox or return online to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your continued cooperation,

Fr. McGrady & Parish Council