Extension of temporary closure

Newry Cathedral News

Update: 2nd March 2021

The Northern Ireland Executive has published the PATHWAY OUT OF RESTRICTIONS document. Available for download by clicking here. The document provides a framework for the reopening of places of worship, but it does not offer dates. The documents states that there will be a review on 16th March.

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The Northern Catholic Bishops have decided that, until further notice (but subject to ongoing review), the celebration of the Eucharist and other liturgies should continue to take place without the physical presence of the faithful. Marriage, funeral, baptismal liturgies and drive-in services may continue (subject to strict safety guidelines and regulations). Full statement here: https://bit.ly/366MaVz

“We once more make this decision reluctantly, conscious of the pain that not being able to gather for public worship causes for all the faithful, but in the hope that this period of sacrifice is inspired by the command of Jesus to love our neighbours and undertaken for the protection of life and health and for the Common Good.”

Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland