Pastoral Letter: Assumption and Lifting of Restrictions

Bishop Keenan writes to the clergy and people of the Diocese of Paisley to mark the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the lifting of most Covid-19 restrictions.

With almost all restrictions lifted, Bishop Keenan reflects that “the Scottish Government has judged now is the right moment to return the care for our wellbeing into our own hands”. He wishes to recognise the efforts of elected leaders, doctors, nurses and health and care workers, volunteers in key posts, those in scientific research, and priests.

He further reflects on the need to keep in prayer those who suffered most through the Pandemic: those who mourned loved ones who died; those who accompanied sick relatives and friends; and those who suffered the fallout of the economy and employment.

With joy, he notes that we are entering a time when “we no longer ask ourselves what we cannot do but begin to look to what we can do”, and he encourages all who can to return to parish Masses on Sundays.

To read his letter, click the link.