The recently published 2021 edition of ‘Síolta’, the annual journal of the national seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, carries an interview with its former president Archbishop Dermot Farrell, whom Pope Francis appointed in January as Archbishop of Dublin.
This Sunday 15 August, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, Father Richard Gibbons PP will celebrate Mass from Our Lady’s Basilica in Knock, Co Mayo, Archdiocese of Tuam.
"I find it difficult to explain, or justify, that it is only parents of children receiving the sacraments who cannot be trusted to observe these guidelines." - Archbishop Farrell
Bishop Paul Dempsey of Achonry has issued a statement on the celebration of the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Diocese of Achonry.
The diocese stated, "Priests are asked to recommence the conversation with those involved - most especially with parents and teachers - with a view to deciding what is best in terms of safety, unity and overall well being."
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