The eleven parishes of Tallaght
Deanery – Bohernabreena, Killinarden, Kilnamanagh-
Castleview, Springfield, Jobstown,
Brookfield, St. Aengus’s, St. Dominic’s,St. Martin de Porres and St. Mary’s – share your sadness that we have
not been in a position to celebrate the sacraments of First Holy Communion and
Confirmations this year to date. Our
eleven parishes are committed to celebrating these sacraments in due
course. However, we need your co-operation
and patience. Resources vary
considerably from parish to parish in relation to priests (elderly!), sizes of
churches (social distancing), numbers of children for Sacraments, etc.
How, where and when we celebrate the
Sacraments will have to change in the light of new realities. Each parish of
the Tallaght Deanery will make its own arrangements, re: the celebration of the
Sacraments. We are all struggling to
re-organise ourselves in the light of covid-19.
When your parish has come up with its
plan, the relevant information will be posted on parish and information
platforms. The completion of Sacraments
may take some time. Again, we ask for your patience and co-operation and
remember that different parishes will make different arrangements due to their
own particular circumstances. Many of
our parishes are really struggling to manage on many levels. Perhaps there are ways you could use your
gifts/talents to support your parish.
Contact your parish locally.
Meanwhile, we wish you and your
children a happy and safe summer. Stay
together, pray together.
Yours in faith,
Fr. Pat McKinley V.F.
On behalf of the parishes of Tallaght