St. Brigids Parish Newsletter

Sunday March 15th 2020

Important Notice

Letter to Priests of Galway Diocese.


Please see the statement of the Archbishops below following on from An Taoiseach's directive.

The statement acknowledges that it may be possible to have public Masses where the congregation is less than 100. However, it is not possible within this diocese to guarantee that congregations can be limited to 100 or fewer.

Therefore, I am issuing an instruction that all public Masses in this diocese, Sundays and weekdays, are suspended until 29 March or until further notice.

Please be advised that baptisms, weddings and funerals may take place so long as the congregation is limited to 100 or fewer.

Please advise members of your congregation that anniversary Masses may be rescheduled, or parish clergy can offer the intention in a private Mass.


Brendan Kelly,

Bishop of Galway & Kilmacduagh & Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora,

The Cathedral, Gaol Road, Galway, Ireland.

Please Note: Months Mind, Anniversary and Birthday Remembrance Masses will be rescheduled at a later date.


Thank You

The Bishop and Priests of the Cathedral sincerely wish to thank those who attended the Solemn Novena and helped to create a wonderful atmosphere of prayer during this nine day celebration of faith. They wish to express their gratitude to all who assisted in any way during the Novena.


Suspension of Accord Marriage Preparation Courses

All Accord Marriage Preparation Courses due to take place from this weekend March 13th and 14th up to and including the weekend of March 29th are suspended. Courses will be rescheduled and all bookings will be honoured. Rescheduled course dates will be available on our website in due course. For additional queries please contact Accord: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 01 5053112 / 086 7777138.


Helplink Mental Health

Are providing accessible services locally in the West of Ireland, has now joined forces with the Gambling Awareness Trust to provide a national gambling addiction / gambling dependency counselling service; that is available for free, 7 days a week and out-of-hours. For appointment contact 0818 998880 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Child Protection

St. Brigid's Parish is committed to the protection of all children, young people and vulnerable adults in our parish. The Galway Diocesan Policy on Safeguarding Children, Young people and Vulnerable Adults is available on



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