Diocese of Clogher release statement over Aussie flu concerns


The Diocese of Clogher has released a statement in response to ongoing concerns over the spread of the Aussie Flu virus.
They say they are conscious of the public health implications arising from the current outbreak and would urge people to follow advice given by public health authorities.
In regards to the sign of peace the Diocese wishes to point out that this expression is an optional part of Mass but say the matter will be kept under review.
The Diocese of Clogher says parishes in Donegal should be conscious of the ongoing public health situation concerning the Aussie Flu and consider their responsibility to minimise the spread and impact of the virus.
In a statement issued by the Diocese they say the sign of peace is an optional part of Mass and a matter for each celebrant and parish community.
They advise parishes to keep the matter under review and ensure Eucharistic ministers wash their hands before and after the distribution of Holy Communion.

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