Bishop Denis is recommending that all priests celebrating Masses in Kildare & Leighlin temporarily suspend the Sign of Peace until the current flu outbreak has abated. Other additional preventative measures that are deemed appropriate and sensible at this time should also be taken.

He would like to remind parishioners that there is no obligation to attend Mass when ill and that they should remain at home if they are unwell.

Many thanks to all for your co-operation.