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Dear all,

In these times when we are all a little isolated, it is nice to keep in touch and encourage each other.

I invite you to please post your thoughts, and words of encouragement to each other. All contributions are welcome – whether it is a poem, something funny, a spiritual reading or just a nice thought.

Let’s keep in touch and help each other through these challenging times.

I miss seeing you but you are close to me in my thoughts and prayer.

God bless

Fr Eamonn

26 Comments

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Marian Doeyreply
June 24, 2020 at 3:58 pm

I am not a member of your parish but my sister is. When lockdown started my parish linked mass to the Cathedral so I looked through the parishes streaming mass and came upon yours. I would like to thank Fr Eamonn for the beautiful masses over the churches most important feasts and throughout lockdown – thank you very much. Thank you also for putting the text for the readings and gospels over the past few weeks they have been most welcome! Hopefully we can now go back to the new normal and worship in the churches themselves. May God bless you all.

Michellereply
June 25, 2020 at 9:44 am
– In reply to: Marian Doey

Hi Marian,
Thank you very much for your lovely comment. It has been a very strange time for us all and knowing that we have helped people through the websites is great to hear. As you say, hopefully things will get back to a new normal soon.
Best wishes and God bless you too.

Fr Eamonn Hegartyreply
June 25, 2020 at 4:23 pm
– In reply to: Marian Doey

Dear Marian, thank you for your very kind message. It really is appreciated. I am delighted you have been able to join us in our parish during this time – you are very welcome. We can thank Patrick & Michelle Anderson for all their technical skills with recording and uploading the Masses each week onto the website. I hope you and yours are keeping safe and well. Hopefully we will get to meet in due course. God bless. Fr Eamonn

Nick & Carly Eagletonreply
June 12, 2020 at 9:49 pm

We are very lucky to have you as our parish priest and our family and we are sure the St Patrick’s community truly appreciate every effort being made to support those in need. Here’s hoping some normality is not too far away. Thank you to everyone who had contributed to this site and keeping our community going. Love and prayers.

Michellereply
June 13, 2020 at 9:05 am
– In reply to: Nick & Carly Eagleton

Thanks for your comment Nick and Carly. We are glad the site continues to help people. If anyone has any suggestions for content, or things that would be helpful, please do not hesitate to let us know. Best wishes

Fr Eamonn Hegartyreply
June 25, 2020 at 4:27 pm
– In reply to: Nick & Carly Eagleton

Dear Nick & Carly, thank you so much for your lovely message. It is very much appreciated. You say you are lucky to have me as your parish priest!! I think I am the lucky one to have two wonderful supportive parishes in St Patrick’s & St Mary’s. I am very much looking forward to seeing you all again and celebrating our faith together. Take care and God bless. Fr Eamonn

Andy & Margaret Hillreply
June 3, 2020 at 10:01 am

With thanks to you Father, and all of the Andersons’, for putting in so much time to make this site and Mass recordings better and better. May we never take it for granted!

Michellereply
June 3, 2020 at 4:39 pm
– In reply to: Andy & Margaret Hill

Thank you for your comment Andy and Margaret – it’s nice to know the sites are appreciated. We are very pleased to have been able to help over the past few weeks. Hope you are all well! Best wishes.

Louise Jenningsreply
May 16, 2020 at 6:47 pm

Father, you are continuing to do a wonderful job serving St Mary’s and St Patrick’s. We are truly blessed. Thank you

Fr Eamonn Hegartyreply
June 25, 2020 at 4:29 pm
– In reply to: Louise Jennings

Thank you Louise for your lovely message. I am sorry I missed this one and never replied. I hope you are keeping well. Please God, we will soon be back in church together. It has been a tough few months, but hopefully we are getting there. take care and God bless. Fr Eamonn

Eileen Gallagherreply
April 22, 2020 at 8:20 pm

Hello Father, I have just joined you in the mass during a pandemic, it was beautiful. It is so nice to still feel part of the parish during this strange time, I know that not all parishes have this contact. it is so nice that you say mass in both churches, thank you for all you are doing.

Fr Eamonnreply
April 28, 2020 at 4:33 pm
– In reply to: Eileen Gallagher

Dear Eileen, it is lovely to hear from you. I hope you are well. Thank you for your kind message about the Mass during a pandemic – your thoughts are appreciated. It is certainly a strange time for us all. I think it is important that I celebrate Mass in both St Patrick’s and st Mary’s so you are all able to keep a link with your parish church. It would be very easy to become strangers at this time – so seeing our churches and having contact in this way is important and also helpful for all our sakes. Take care and keep safe. God bless. Fr Eamonn

Louise Jenningsreply
April 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Father- Thank you so much for all you are doing and your lovely messages. It is very much appreciated. I have shared a link to the parish website amongst friends and family on Facebook so hopefully word will get round. Also, perhaps parishioners might be able to help by being phone friends to people who are feeling lonely?

Fr Eamonnreply
April 2, 2020 at 4:14 pm
– In reply to: Louise Jennings

Hello Louise, thank you for your lovely message. That is a lovely idea of parishioners phoning each other at this time. We are all in this together, and every little helps.If you of any who would like a phone-call from me please just let me know. I have phoned a few people, but I don’t have that many numbers yet. That will be one of the first jobs once we are back up and running, to get an up to date contacts list for the parish.
I hope you are keeping well and as safe as possible. God bless.. Fr Eamonn

Julie Murphyreply
March 28, 2020 at 1:57 pm

Thank you for the video Mass it was good to see you, I actually felt part of it. I think by the time this isolation is over I will have the cleanest house in the area! As a member of the UCM we are keeping in touch with both each other and church members. So stay safe, stay positive and let’s hope it eases soon.

Fr Eamonnreply
April 2, 2020 at 4:07 pm
– In reply to: Julie Murphy

Hi Julie, nice to hear from you. I hope you are keeping well and safe. It is lovely to hear the UCM are doing what they can at this difficult time. Don’t forget to let me know if there are any who would like a phone call from me. I have some numbers but not many unfortunately. Take care and God bless. Fr Eamonn

Michelle Andersonreply
March 26, 2020 at 10:52 am



Hi everyone,
I was out walking the dog this morning (my allocated exercise for the day) and couldn’t help but feel uplifted by the gorgeous morning – so I thought I would share it with you all. I then got to thinking that it would be good if we could share photos of our time in isolation – as an added way of keeping in touch. If you would like to share a photo please email it here, with a comment too if you want, and I will make a collection of the photos.



Here are Grace and Scarlett with their rainbow pictures.

Hope everyone is keeping well.
Best wishes and love from us all,

Michelle

Fr Eamonnreply
March 26, 2020 at 12:05 pm
– In reply to: Michelle Anderson

What a great idea Michelle.

Thank you for sharing that with us. I’m not sure me and Lily will look as nice as Scarlett and Grace but I will have a go😀.

Keep safe everyone.

Love and prayers

Fr Eamonn x

Fr Eamonnreply
March 24, 2020 at 9:00 am

Dear all,

Let’s do all we can to keep ourselves and others safe. Please follow Government advice and STAY IN DOORS unless it is absolutely essential to go out.

Love and prayers

Fr Eamonn

Maureen Leahyreply
March 23, 2020 at 10:14 am

I am what i call solitary confinement. Family visit but stay in the garden and we talk through the glass window. Yesterday morning i felt i attended Mass . I was able to answer as if in church and the only difference was that at communion time i had to make a spiritual communion. Thank you Fr Eamonn please continue to celebrate Mass for and with us if you can even though we are not physically in the same building. For me It was very different from watching a Mass being broadcast on TV. So again thank you Fr Eamonn it is much appreciated. God bless everyone

Fr Eamonnreply
March 24, 2020 at 9:34 am
– In reply to: Maureen Leahy

Thank you Maureen for your kind words. Please God things will return to some normality in due course. In the meantime keep safe. I will be doing the Mass from St Patrick’s this weekend. God bless. Fr Eamonn

Fr Eamonnreply
March 22, 2020 at 11:49 am

To all our mothers, may I wish you a very happy ‘Mother’s Day’. Although at the moment it is harder to see each other, you are still very much in our thoughts and our hearts. We think too of our mothers who are no longer with us – we remember you each and every day.

To all parishioners and friends, please take care, keep as safe as possible and let’s keep each other close in prayer.

God bless.

Fr Eamonn

Fr Eamonnreply
March 22, 2020 at 11:34 am

May I say a big ‘thank you’ to Michelle and Patrick Anderson who helped me to record the Mass this weekend. Their skill and hard work is very much appreciated by us all. Without their help, this would not have been possible. Thank you. God bless. Fr Eamonn

Michelle Andersonreply
March 22, 2020 at 12:09 pm
– In reply to: Fr Eamonn

We are pleased to be able to help where we can at this difficult time – with best wishes to everyone from us all. Take care.

Mary Clancyreply
April 5, 2020 at 11:50 am
– In reply to: Michelle Anderson

Thank you Michelle for setting up this website to enable us to see Fr say Mass.Thank you Fr Eamonn for beautiful and Peacefull Masses.God Bless you both and keep safe.

Michellereply
April 5, 2020 at 2:17 pm
– In reply to: Mary Clancy

You’re welcome Mary, I’m glad to be able to help people at this time. Hope you are well and you keep safe too.

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