CHURCH of ST. CRONAN
WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS
& THE ELDERLY
Earlier this year, Pope Francis announced a new celebration in the Church year - World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. It will be held each year on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the Feast of SS Joachim and Anne. This year, it falls on July 25th.
At all Masses we will be celebrating Grandparents and older people and how important they are in our lives. There is a special invite for grandparents and grandchildren to come to Mass together.
There is also one extra Mass 1.15pm. The Papal Nuncio Archbishop Jude Okolo will celebrate the inaugural Mass for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly in Ireland. Numbers are limited to two grandparents and two grandchildren for the families who have registered to attend.
Some ideas for celebrating at home:
Invite Grandparents for a visit and watch the Mass with Archbishop Okolo together
Send your grandparents a card
Zoom/facetime/phone grandparents who are far away
Drop a note into an older neighbour who lives on their own - you can get a candle in the Sacred Space beside the Confession box
Write the names of grandparents on a candle for our ‘Window of Faith’ in the Church
If grandparents have passed away, take out some pictures and share stories about them
Msza w języku polskim
Msza św. w języku polskim odbywać się będzie w drugą niedzielę każdego miesiąca o godzinie 15:00. Spowiedź odbędzie się o 14:30 w Centrum Parafialnym.
We sympathise with and remember in our prayers the families and friends who have recently lost a loved one. During this very difficult time and in line with Government advice, funerals can only be attended by up to 10 people of immediate family of the deceased.
Please see below two links to booklets that may be of help to you when organising a loved ones funeral.
Although we can no longer be together in person,
we can stay connected and united in prayer.
Many and sincere thanks for the continued support of all for ALONE since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. To date, the ALONE COVID-19 Support Line has received in excess of 29,515 calls for support from vulnerable older people all over the country who need support, advice, or sometimes just reassurance. ALONE is a member of the National Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Subgroup for Vulnerable People and is managing a national support line for older people with concerns regarding the Coronavirus and COVID-19. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.
The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm
by calling: 0818 222 024