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St Peter’s Parish Drogheda

Holy Week Notices

5th April 2020  

  1. Webcam has been installed in both St Peter’s and Our Lady of Lourdes Churches. This means that all Masses and liturgies in both churches will be streamed live on webcam. People can tune in at the time of the Mass or liturgy and participate at the live celebration, or access the recording later in the day (leave up to an hour after the end of the live Mass/ liturgy.) Webcam can be accessed through the parish website, www.saintpetersdrogheda.ie.
  1. Recording of 7.30pm Saturday evening Mass is available later this evening and throughout tomorrow, Sunday, in the Lourdes Church webcam section.  Sunday Mass also available in the banner section, Mass Recordings, at the top of the Parish website page from Saturday evening, 7.30pm, and throughout Sunday. www.saintpetersdrogheda.ie
  1. Palms available at the back of both churches in the Parish. Please call to collect one. It is suggested that parishioners might like to place a palm or a sprig or branch of greenery in their window this Palm Sunday and Holy Week to mark these special days at this extraordinary time.
  1. In union with Church leaders of various denominations, today, Palm Sunday, 3.00 to 4.00pm, Archbishop Eamon will lead a gentle reading and meditation on the Passion narrative in Matthew`s Gospel from his home webcam: www.armagharchdiocese.org.
  1. Rosary and Benediction streamed live from St Peter’s Church today, Palm Sunday at 7.00pm
  1. Morning Masses this week, Monday to Wednesday, 6th  – 8th  April, at 10.30am, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, streamed live on webcam. Usual Monday and Tuesday novenas will be prayed. Recording available later that morning and throughout the day in the Lourdes Church webcam section.  Daily Mass also available in the banner section, Mass Recordings, at the top of the Parish website page from 10.30am, and throughout the day. www.saintpetersdrogheda.ie
  1. An Hour of Reflection and Meditation on the Last Words from the Cross will take place in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, tomorrow Monday 6th  April at 7.30pm. Streamed live on webcam,  www.saintpetersdrogheda.ie
  1. Chrism Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Eamon from Armagh Cathedral on Spy Wednesday 8th April at 7.00pm.  www.churchservices.tv/armaghcathedral
  1. There will be no morning Masses on Thursday, Friday or Saturday of Holy Week.
  1. All Easter Ceremonies this year will be from St Peter’s Church only, and will be streamed live. www.saintpetersdrogheda.ie/our-parish/st-peters-church-webcam/. St Peter’s Church will be closed to congregation. No recording will be available later in day in line with Holy See norms.
Holy Thursday

7.30pm                           

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday

3.00pm                       

7.30pm

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion with Bishop

Michael Router

Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday

7.30pm                       

 

The Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

9.30am

11.00am                   

 

Mass (not in Newsletter)

Mass

Again, all the Easter Ceremonies, from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday, inclusive, are streamed live from St Peter’s Church, with no recording available later.

  1. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. Because of the current restrictions the usual Good Friday procession will not take place through the town. Parishioners are encouraged to place a cross or crucifix in their front window or porch or garden on Good Friday to honour Our Crucified Lord, and as a sign of solidarity with other Christians throughout the world, especially those suffering most, at this difficult time.
  1. Pope Francis has asked that the much-needed collection normally taken up on Good Friday for the people and places of the Holy Land be deferred to Sunday 13th  September.
  1. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament daily in the main body of St Peter’s Church, 9.00am to 3.00pm. Also in Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Sundays only, 10.00am – 3.00pm. If you cannot come in person come adore online through the parish webcam:
  1. Because of the current pandemic restrictions, in accordance with national and diocesan norms, individual Confessions cannot be heard at this time, or penance services held. Catholic doctrine teaches that if a person cannot get to Confession, it is sufficient to confess one’s sins to God, seeking forgiveness with the intention of going to Confession when possible to do so.
  1. Owing to the current restrictions Trócaire does not wish for the boxes to be returned in the normal way during the Easter ceremonies.  Trócaire advises that parishioners be invited to donate online at Trocaire. In this way vital donations will be received immediately and dispersed by Trócaire to where the money is most needed in the fight against Covid-19.

Where it is not possible for parishioners to donate online, they are asked to hold on to their boxes until further notice.  

  1. Holy Week resources for individuals, families and children to use at home. www.armaghprays.com
  1. Anniversaries and Month’s Mind Masses for both St Peter’s and Our Lady of Lourdes Churches will be read out at Mass on the day as arranged. The Parish will be happy to facilitate families wishing to have names read out a second time at Mass when current restrictions are lifted. New anniversaries may be telephoned to St Peter’s Sacristy, 041 984 5355 (Monday – Saturday, 9.00am -1.00pm).
  1. Church Opening Times. St Peter’s, 9.00am – 4.00pm. Our Lady of Lourdes, 11.00am – 4.00pm. People are encouraged to visit the churches for private prayer while observing social distancing.
  1. The Parish Newsletter with all this information is available at the back of the Churches. Please come and taken one. Also see Parish website and Facebook.
  1. Further to requests, a secure box is in place in both churches at the sanctuary for parish envelopes. It will be emptied each day. Many thanks for your continued financial support of the Parish at this difficult time.
  1. Drogheda River Rescue Emergency Help Need a bag of coal, milk, bread, collection of medication? The men and women of Drogheda River Rescue are happy to reach out to all those who need help at this time. Tel 089 250 5562.
  1. St Vincent de Paul SVP is available as usual to help. Freephone 1 800 67 77 77. 

 

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Last Words from the Cross

April 4, 2020

An Hour of Reflection and Meditation on the Last Words from the Cross will take place in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, tomorrow Monday 6th April at 7.30pm. Streamed…

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