Letters to Cocooners



 Letters to Cocooners

Hi Everyone,

We know how important staying in touch is at the moment, it gives us a feeling of belonging, a sense of connection.

Dundalk Credit Union are asking young people to take some time out to write a letter to an older person that is cocooning because of COVID 19.

Tell them about your and hobbies. The letter will be a welcome window outside for them.

Start your letter with Dear Friend, no need for your address and end it with your first name only.

All letters can be sent to:

C/O Geraldine and Megan

Community Response Fund

Dundalk Credit Union

Market St


They will send your letter out to people who are cocooning. It is a great way for young people to connect with our older people.

Dundalk Credit Union

Stay Safe


Message from our Chaplain Fr Barry Matthews

To everyone in St Joseph’s,

I hope that you are well in these strange and difficult days.

As you can imagine we are finding things very strange here in St Peter’s Parish and we are missing our regular contact with parishioners and with families.

This time of the year is generally a busy time with excitement building for the celebrations of the Sacraments of First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.  Archbishop Eamon wrote to us recently and has said that these special Sacramental celebrations are currently postponed until we have a significant lifting of the current restrictions.

I am aware of the stress that many families are under and the strain that being unable to contact loved ones, family members and friends is taking on us all – be assured that the current restrictions are to keep us safe and please God we will all be back in regular contact soon.

St Peter’s Parish continues to operate a schedule of Masses via our newly installed “Webcam” in each of the Churches (both St Peter’s and Our Lady of Lourdes) and both St Peter’s Church and Our Lady of Lourdes Church remain open for individual private prayer – many people are dropping in to light a candle during these day’s while out for exercise or while shopping.

The link for our webcam  can be found on our website at www.saintpetersdrogheda.ie

The Armagh Archdiocesan prayer resource website – https://www.armaghprays.com/primary-school-resources has a wonderful amount of resources both for those families preparing children for the Sacraments and for all families to use as an opportunity to pray together.

As we are entering into the month of May (Our Lady’s month) the school classroom’s would have a “May Altar” set up – I think these are wonderful displays that many of us remember from our youth. I am encouraging families this May to set up their Altar in a special place at home and together to pray for the loved ones they miss as well as those sick and the front-line staff in our hospitals and nursing homes.

Please continue to follow the Parish on facebook @StPetersParishDrogheda.

On behalf of myself, Canon Sweeney and the other Priests of the Parish I wish you and your family every blessing during these difficult times and I look forward to greeting you again in person.


Fr Barry

Fr Barry Matthews

School Chaplain


Support for Parents during Covid 19

Stress Control Online

Stress is a normal reaction to the  changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment.

If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn some great ways, free-of-charge, to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor well-being then log on to  online Stress Control class.

‘Stress Control’ is a six-session  therapy class used  by the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) and across the world.

You can find out more here:


Stress Control is led by psycologist Dr. Jim White. Each session will play twice a day (at 2pm and repeated at 8.30 pm) on Mondays and Thursdays.

To take part: 1) Go to http://stresscontrol.org where you can learn more about the class and get the dates.

Keep well and safe.

5th Class Project

These are possible templates you could use for your Australia project boys. This is just a guide, feel free to add more.
Send on your finished work to Mr Keane and myself by email.


Beat The Teacher – Day 3

Today we have some tough challenges for you.

First up we have the plank challenge, hold the plank position for as long as you can.

See if you can beat Ms. Maloney.

Don’t forget to give your teacher your times.

Plank Demo



Next we have Ms. Mooney with a TikTok Challenge.

Can you follow the sequence and do it for a full minute?