WLR to broadcast mass celebrated by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan at 9am
WLRfm will broadcast mass to the county’s faithful live at 9am this morning.
The sermon will be celebrated by Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan.
Although masses throughout the diocese will not be cancelled they will instead take place without the congregation physically present.
“I address these words to you conscious of the current crisis with the spread of the Covid 19 virus,” the Bishop said in a statement.
“I wish to draw a distinction between spiritual health and physical health. By congregating large numbers of people in a church there may well be a threat of infection and harm to physical health.
“Your local priest will celebrate daily Mass offering it up for your intentions and indeed for the whole country. Please check our diocesan website for information regarding the various resources you can use each day.
“In this current emergency situation, all are dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass until and including Sunday, March 29th (this date is under review). Churches will remain open as usual for prayer.
“No matter where you are you can join spiritually with the offering of the priest each day.
“Many parishes have Mass relayed by T.V. or radio and each day I will be posting a reflection and prayer on the diocesan website, which is www.waterfordlismore.ie.”