The Bishop of Raphoe is calling for normal church services to resume when the current lockdown eases.
Easter celebrations are set to be missed now a second year while only 10 people are currently permitted to attend a funeral.
The Taoiseach has stated that he is unable to make any guarantees about when Masses can resume.
They are currently taking place online only under level 5 restrictions - except for small funerals and weddings.
Bishop of Raphoe Alan McGuckian says people are struggling without the outlet of religious services: