Newsletter 1st March 2020

Greetings from Fr Paul

Many of you have been asking about our own Fr. Paul in recent days and weeks. As you know, he has been home in China on holidays since early January, for a three-month break. It is his first time home in over three years. As we know, no sooner had he arrived, the Corona Virus outbreak began, and he has been stranded in his home town, in the province of Gansu, in the north of the country. He was in touch with us once again last week, giving us an update of how things are. He and his family are safe and well for the time being, but there are still restrictions on travel. He also said that cases of the virus are more widespread in China than have been reported. Notwithstanding the crisis, he is happy to be at home with his family, and catching up with some new nieces and nephews. He celebrated the Chinese New Year with them recently. He will have to remain there for the time being, and we hope that he will be back with us in early April, as planned.Until then, he sends you all his prayers. and best wishes.

Grow in love.

Our next gathering at Mass for the boys and girls making their First Holy Communion this year takes place this weekend 19 Feb/1 Mar 2020.At 7.30pm on Sat Feb 29th we welcome the children from The Holy Cross School and on Sun Mar 1st the children from Glór na Mara and Gael Philib Barún will join us for our Mass.we welcome them and their parents, & we wish them every good wish and blessing on their journey to meet Jesus at their First Holy Communion.