|A Very Warm Welcome to the Parish of Magheralin
St. Patrick's & St. Ronan's, St. Colman's Kilwarlin, Bottier Road
Belfast Road Magheralin. Moira.
Updated: 27th February 2021. (Please note, to view current content you may have to refresh your browser).
Opening of Churches for Private Prayer
Please note the following update.
times for individual visits and personal prayer:
from Mon to Sat in both churches: 10:30am-4pm
on Sundays - St. Patrick & St. Ronan’s Church: 1-4pm
on Sundays - St. Colman’s Church: 11am-4pm
Mass Church Radio Broadcasts:
& St. Ronan’s Church Radio Broadcast: Mon & Wed 10am.
Church Radio Broadcast: Tue & Thu 10am.Please note suspension of public Masses due to current covid-19 surge.
During the lockdown Mass will be live streamed from Magheralin Church at 11.00 am each Sunday. This stream can be accessed from the Parish of Magheralin Facebook page by clicking on or copying or typing the link below into your browser:- https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Organization/The-Parish-of-Magheralin-991714407531552/
Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland most recent statement suspending public masses in support of the Stay at Home health message until further notice as a result of the extension of the Covid-19 shut-down by the Northern Ireland Executive to 5th March 2021
We encourage parishes to continue to broadcast the celebration of Mass – and other devotions and prayer services – online and on other media, knowing that faith and prayer can be a tremendous
support to individuals and society during these difficult times.
We ask for prayers for the sick, the bereaved and all those whose livelihoods have been particularly impacted by the pandemic. We keep especially in mind all health workers, carers, chaplains and other essential workers
Recently the Northern Ireland Executive took the unanimous decision to extend
the current Covid-19 restrictions until Friday 5th March 2021. This decision was based on the strong recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Advisor, as a result of the continued extremely high level of transmission of the Covid-19 virus throughout the community (which over these last four weeks had not reduced to the level that had been hoped for), along with the increasing numbers in hospital and intensive care.
In the light of this decision, and on the basis of the clear and unequivocal public health advice that people should continue to stay at home, the Northern Catholic Bishops have decided that, until 5 March (but subject to ongoing review in line with any change to the public health advice), 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). Arrangements for recording and/or livestreaming and making individual visits for private prayer are also permissible in accordance with regulations. We encourage parishes, where possible, to continue to broadcast the celebration of Mass – and other devotions and prayer services – online and on other media, knowing that faith and prayer can be a tremendous support to individuals and society during these difficult times
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.
We continue to ask for prayers for the sick, the bereaved and all those whose livelihoods have been particularly impacted by the pandemic. We keep especially in mind all health workers, carers, chaplains and other essential workers. We welcome the announcement that a similar position is being taken by the leaders of the Church of Ireland, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Methodist Church in Ireland and many other denominations and faith communities in response to the unequivocal message from public health authorities that as many people as possible stay at home at this time.
“As many people as possible stay at home for the sake of health, life and the Common Good”
“Faith and prayer can be a tremendous support to individuals and society during these difficult times”
Most Rev Eamon Martin DD
Archbishop of Armagh & Primate of All-Ireland
Apostolic Administrator of Dromore
Post Current Lockdown Covid Restrictions.
As before, please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions numbers in each church will be limited but during Mass at Magheralin video links to the Prayer Room and our adjacent Parish Hall will enable further people to be accommodated if required.
Parishioners will be guided to appropriate seats by stewards and given advice as required on how to follow the one way system that is in place both for receiving Holy Communion and leaving the church at the end of Mass.
Face Coverings - the latest update.
Archbishop Eamon Martin (along with the other Christian church leaders all over this island) has formally recommended and encouraged the use of face coverings at all Masses and other liturgical celebrations, together with the on-going maintenance of the 2 metre physical distancing with immediate effect.
Please remember that you will need to follow the guidelines outlined below during attendance at Mass:-
-Use sanitisers on entry and exit to the church.
-Keep your hands away from your face and try to touch surfaces within the church as little as possible.
-To ensure sufficient social distancing is maintained sit only where directed by the stewards and do not attempt to move seating.
-Follow steward's instructions on when and where to go to receive Holy Communion.
-Please take communion in your hand only.
-Do not attend church if you or someone in your household is unwell or has Covid-19 symptoms.
Please bear in mind that the Sunday and Holy Day obligation to attend Mass is still suspended, and it is advisable that if you are in any of the designated vulnerable categories, are elderly or infirm or have any concerns in this area you should avoid any large gatherings until further notice.
Thank you for your co-operation and thank you to everyone who volunteered as stewards to facilitate the weekend masses.
Fr. Conor McConville
Viewing daily & weekend Masses on Webcams.
To find out where and when weekday and weekend Masses can be viewed on webcams please go to the links page and click on the appropriate parish links. The daily & Sunday Masses in Magheralin Parish can be picked up on the parish radio by those with radio access.
Please note that Baptisms & Weddings can now take place subject to compliance with Covid-19 requirements.
Parish Bulletin/Information Page can be accessed by Clicking Here.
Dates for your Diary.