Bishop says that Sunday weddings may be considered

first_img Previous articleLiam Madden, Creatives Against Covid-19 | WeAreLimerick Episode 41Next articleCondolences for victims of Covid Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsCommunityBishop says that Sunday weddings may be consideredBy Bernie English – May 18, 2020 191 Email Facebook Print Twittercenter_img Linkedin WhatsApp Wedding photo created by freepic.diller – www.freepik.comCHURCH weddings on Sundays may be allowed for couples whose original dates have fallen victim to the pandemic.But Bishop Brendan Leahy said these would be the exception and should not be considered the new norm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Both church and reception bookings will be a nightmare for couples once religious gathers are allowed again after July 20 as venues are generally booked out months, if not years, in advance.To ease that burden, Bishop Leahy said Sunday weddings may be considered but only in circumstances where a wedding had to be cancelled because of Covid-19.Traditionally, no Diocese permitted Sunday weddings as dropping vocations and clerical retirements mean Sunday duties are already falling on fewer shoulders and some priests may have to say two masses as well as officiating at baptisms and funerals on Sunday.“Where it is possible to do a wedding on Sunday we will look at facilitating that but we don’t want people to think this is the new normal,” Bishop Leahy said.“It is possible when this is over we may have a huge backlog of services, with memorial Masses for people who have lost loved ones, Baptisms and anniversary Masses.“It may not be possible to hold weddings but we will be as generous as we can.”In his Sunday sermon after he celebrated a live-streamed Mass for St John’s Cathedral, Bishop Leahy said that one of the lessons we have learned from the virus is that time “is something to be valued.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Local NewsUS NewsWorld News Facebook Pinterest Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, members of the Uighur community living in Turkey, some carrying flags of what ethnic Uighurs call ‘East Turkestan’, pray during a protest in Istanbul, against what they allege is oppression by the Chinese government to Muslim Uighurs in far-western Xinjiang province. Because of shared cultural ties, Turkey has long been a safe haven for the Uighurs, a Turkic group native to China’s far west Xinjiang region. Many in the community are anxious they may be deported back to China amid allegations of an exchange of Uighurs for coronavirus vaccines. Turkey Uighurs fear sellout to China in exchange for vaccine Twitter Previous articleThe Latest: Mexico’s president has negative antigen testNext articleHellebuyck earns milestone win; Winnipeg beats Calgary 4-1 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more