Mass is so important to many people, Fr PJ Hughes says mass for parishioners in Mullahoran, Cavan today #capturinghistory @ppai thank you to @IrishTimes @BryanJOBrien for the pick pic.twitter.com/4e7h8akd13
— Lorraine McElgunn Teevan (@LorrieTee) March 28, 2021
Mullahoran, County Cavan
Fr PJ Hughes (top), parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, says Mass.
A Garda checkpoint stopped mass goers as they arrived at the church.
Fr Hughes said:
“A guard told me that I was putting the lives of elderly people at risk. It’s a sad day that three Garda cars are circling around this church. Have they nothing else to do? God help us.
“It is our faith that brings us here and they told me that I wasn’t reading the statistics and didn’t know what was going on. I told them I did not accept the negative message being poured out by RTÉ. It’s not fair.
“This is sectarianism. This is against our faith. It’s a sectarian act against our Catholic Church encouraged by the Government who don’t believe in God anymore.”
Outside Our Lady of Lourdes church yesterday morning
Via Westmeath Independent:
The vast majority of the persons who attended the Sunday Mass in Mullahoran this morning travelled from outside the county and the designated 5km.
Its understood that several attendees travelled from as far afield as Leitrim and Roscommon to be there.
A number of on the spot fines were issued to those in breach of current health regulations.
In a statement, An Garda Siochana confirmed that they were “aware” of a religious service taking place where they “engaged with those present”.
Top pic: Lorraine Teevan
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