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Dear Parents/Guardians

As you may be aware, the First Communion Ceremonies which were scheduled to take place in May were cancelled due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.

We had rescheduled the First Communion Ceremonies for the boys and girls of our Parish. However, on 18 September 2020, in the light of the very worrying increase in infection in the Dublin area, the entire County Dublin will be placed on Level 3 of the Government’s COVID-19 Resilience and National Recovery Plan for at least a three-week period commencing midnight on 18 September 2020.

In keeping with the Level 3 Government Guidelines, this means that our Church will have to remain closed from midnight 18 September 2020, except for weddings and funerals. Attendance at wedding liturgies and funerals would be limited to 25.

Therefore, it is with deep regret that I must inform you that the First Holy Communions scheduled for the following dates will have to be postponed until the Level 3 Covid-19 Resilience and National Recovery Plan has been lifted: -

Saturday, 19th September 2020

Saturday, 26th September 2020

Saturday, 3rd October 2020

Saturday, 10th October 2020.

We have advised the parents/guardians of candidates who were due to receive their First Holy Communion on 19 September 2020 and we will be communicating with the parents/guardians of candidates in respect of the other dates early next week.

I would also refer to you to communication received by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin dated 19 September regarding Level 3 Lockdown for your reference.

We ask for your prayers for our young people who are preparing for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion during these difficult times.

Canon Tony Reilly, Parish Priest

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