Tuam Parish

July 11/12

Dear Parishioners,

The Letter of James in the New Testament focuses on patient perseverance during challenging times.  Something we all understand, even some 2,000 years later!  James 5:8 tells us ‘You must be patient.  Keep you hopes high, for the day of the Lord’s coming is near’.

Our collective patience is now bearing fruit and we are delighted that public Mass will resume as of Monday, 13 July.  As you are well aware, our experience arriving for Mass, our attendance and leaving will be very different than heretofore.  While the Cathedral seating will be organised into three sections, overall capacity will still be limited.  We are depending on everyone to please:

  • Be responsible for themselves
  • Listen carefully to the ushers’ instructions
  • Adhere to the physical markings
  • Follow general health and safety guidelines

We are united in our hope for the return to go as smoothly as possible.  The Parish Pastoral Council, Eucharistic Ministers, ushers, cleaners and other volunteers have worked hard to ensure our worship in a safe place.  Father Sean and I are very grateful for their time and help and we know they will appreciate your co-operation.

As you return, you may wish to drop off your weekly envelope.  Many parishioners have been doing so, including some from earlier in the lockdown.  There are collection boxes located in the Cathedral, if the timing is appropriate for you now.  Thank you for your great support.

In looking forward to the coming week, let us remember James again (5:11), ‘Behold we consider fortunate those who patiently endure.  You have heard about the patience of Job, and seen the Lord's result, how the Lord is full of compassion and merciful.’

Fr. Pat Farragher, Adm.


Tuam Parish marks the Feast of Corpus Christi 2020

The Blessed Sacrament received a warm welcome in many of the neighbourhoods around Tuam on Sunday June 14th, the Feast of Corpus Christi.

The Covid-19 restrictions prevented the annual Corpus Christi Procession taking place.

Instead, neighbourhoods, housing estates and local areas around the town welcomed Archbishop Neary and the Blessed Sacrament to their areas for a brief Eucharistic Blessing.

Altars, candles, flowers, religious pictures adorned many of the estates as the Eucharistic Blessing was given by the Archbishop.

The beautiful sunny weather added to the occasion.  

Thanks to all who helped make this novel event a success.

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