The Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois Francis Duffy is asking people to pray for protection from this coronavirus outbreak and to pray for those who are sick.
The Bishop says that prayers should also be offered for the medical and emergency services who will be at the frontline of the efforts to delay this pandemic.
The Diocese announced the cancellation of all masses in keeping with government advice yesterday but all churches will stay open for people to visit, and mass will be available via webcam from St Mel’s Cathedral on several occasions during the week.
Bishop Duffy says people should pay full heed to advice on how to minimise the risk of coronavirus and prayer will play an important role as well….
Shannonside FM will be broadcasting mass live from St Mel’s Cathedral Longford every Sunday morning at 10am for the duration of the restrictions.
We will also be broadcasting mass live on St Patrick’s Day at 10am as well.