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Scoil Mhuire agus Iosef, Sinsear, Cois Bá. Bayside Senior National School, Dublin 13

Confirmation ceremony 26th September cancelled

18th Sep 2020

Please see notice below from the Archdiocese of Dublin re: our final Confirmation ceremony which was due to take place on Saturday 26th September.


18 September 2020

It now seems most likely that the entire County Dublin will be placed on Level 3 of the Governments COVID-19 Resilience and National Recovery Plan, beginning at midnight tonight for a three-week period.

More definitive guidance will be sent out when the decisions are announced later, but we want to send this preliminary advice based on the published general Level 3 advice. 

The norms apply only to Churches and Oratories within County Dublin.  It does not apply to the Churches in the Archdiocese of Dublin in Counties Wicklow, Wexford, Kildare and Laois. 

It is likely therefore that places of worship will remain closed from midnight tonight, except for private prayer, weddings and funerals.  Attendance at wedding liturgies and funerals would be limited to 25. Religious services can be transited online with no public presence.

Effectively this places Churches in the position they were before the reopening earlier this summer, or as the situation was in counties Kildare and Laois early this month.

Confirmation and First Communion services will therefore not be possible during this period and will have to be postponed.  Permission already granted for Confirmations remain valid for the new date.