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Laois churches with webcams as Sunday Mass goes ‘behind closed doors’

Confirmation in Stradbally cancelled

Today marks the first Sunday that all Catholic masses in the country will be held behind closed doors.

Bishop Denis Nulty explained the decision in a statement earlier this week.

He said: “In order to follow the guidelines and adhere to the norms, I have reluctantly decided that because it is simply not possible to guarantee a congregation of less than 100 people at any Sunday Mass there will be no public Masses in our Diocese this Sunday, St Patrick’s Day or the following Sunday.

“Masses will be celebrated via webcam from a number of parishes in the Diocese.

“I strongly urge the use of webcam and local radio broadcasts and RTÉ services also, to encourage the faithful to enter into spiritual communion through these means.

“It is strange that at a time when we are being invited to pull together as a people and as a diocese the wisdom of staying apart and following health authority guidelines is of the utmost importance.

“I am also very conscious that this is a time when there is a great need for prayer, and I welcome the fact that all our churches will be open for quiet prayer and reflection.

“The Christian community should unite in prayer at this time and the faithful are encouraged to join with each other in prayerful solidarity via webcam, radio broadcasts and RTÉ services.

“Radio Maria are broadcasting 24hours a day, with daily Mass at 10am. Radio Maria is now available on Saorview channel 210 as well as online.

See all available webcams in the Diocese of Kildare & Loughlin below:

While viewers in Stradbally can go to Stradbally Noticeboard on Facebook for a live stream of Sunday mass.

Parish Mass Times Link to webcam
Abbeyleix Sunday Mass 11am
St Patricks Day 11amNo Public Masses
Baltinglass Saturday Vigil 6pm
Sunday 11amSt Patricks Day 11am
Borris Sunday 11amSt Patricks Day 11am

Weekdays as normal

Caragh Saturday Vigil 6.30pmSunday 10am

St Patricks Day 10am

Weekdays as normal

Carbury Saturday Vigil 7.30pmSunday 11am

St Patricks Day 11am

Cathedral Sunday 11amSt Patricks Day 11am

Weekday Mass 10am

No Public Masses

Clane Normal schedule of Masses available via webcamNo Public Masses http://www.claneparish.com/webcam/
Edenderry Saturday 7pmSunday 11.30am

St Patricks Day 10am

Graiguecullen Saturday Vigil 6.30pmSunday 11.30am

St Patricks Day 11.30am

Weekday 10am

No Public Masses

Angelus and Rosary will be broadcast at 12noon each weekday via webcam

Killeigh St Patricks Vigil, Monday evening 7.30pm Killeigh & RaheenSt Patrick’s Day, Tuesday morning 10.30am Ballinagar & 11.30am Killeigh

Saturday evening vigil Mass 7.30pm Killeigh & Raheen

Sunday Mass 10.30am Ballinagar
11.30am Killeigh







Leighlin Sunday 11amSt Patricks Day 11am

Weekday Masses as normal in Leighlin and Ballinabranna

Monasterevin Sunday 11.30amSt Patricks Day 11.30am

Weekday masses as normal

Mountmellick Sunday 11amSt Patricks Day 11am

Weekdays as normal

7.30am Morning Prayer
10am Mass
5.30pm Evening Prayer & Rosary
8.30pm Night PrayerWEEKENDS AND HOLY DAYS:
Saturday 7.30am Morning Prayer
Vigil, 6pm Mass
Sunday 7.30am Morning Prayer
11am Mass
5.30pm Evening Prayer & Rosary
Newbridge Saturday Vigil 6pmSunday 11am

Weekdays as normal

Portlaoise Sunday 10amSt Patricks Day 10am

10am daily on webcam

Daily public Masses at 7.30am & 7.30pm also available via webcam


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