Newsletter Saturday 11th July - 17th July 2020

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your prayers are requested for the soul of Tom Keogh recently deceased and also for those the anniversary of whose death occurs about this time.



JULY MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS - Saturday 11th July – Friday 17th July 2020



Saturday 11th July

10 am

Brendan Mellon – Recently Deceased


4.30 pm


Joe Perry (+Birthday Remembrance RIP)

Phil Mooney – Anniversary




6 pm


Michael Flanagan – Anniversary

Deceased members of the Flanagan Family


Damien Ryan - Anniversary

Valerie Ryan – Recently Deceased

Josie + Jimmy Coyne and Josephine Cullen - Anniversary



Sunday 12th July

9.00 am


Alan Victory – Anniversary

Noel Kellaghan – Recently Deceased


10.30 am


Noel Kellaghan – Recently Deceased

Bridget and Patrick Lynch - Anniversary


12 noon


Danny Clancy – Anniversary

Sean Holahan – 3rd Anniversary



Monday 13th July



10.00 am



Kathleen Walsh – Recently Deceased

Bridget, John, John Joe Hanly and Deceased members of Hanly Family


Tuesday 14th July


10.00 am



P.J. Carroll – Recently Deceased

Brendan Mellon – Recently Deceased

Holy Souls



Wednesday 15th July


10.00 am

 Special Intention



Thursday 16th July



10.00 am


 Special Intention



Friday 17th July


10.00 am


Noreen Murphy Anniversary




Kindly note that once the list of intentions for the coming week as above has been posted to the Newsletter page on the Parish website ( and printed off for the Priests’ use during the Masses, additions/adjustments to that week’s list cannot be easily and conveniently made after 11.30 a.m. Thursday of the week.


The email address of this parish is   Please DO NOT use the old one as the communication will not reach us.


Thank you for your patient understanding.


The office will be closed from 13th July 2020 for one week.



  1. Stay home if unwell or in a high-risk group

Please do not come to Mass if you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with Covid-19.  Vulnerable and elderly people and those with underlying conditions are asked to stay away altogether.  The dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day obligation is still in place.

  1. Note reduced seating capacity

The capacity of the church has been significantly reduced to accommodate distancing.  Please come early or consider attending a weekday Mass.

  1. Note the entrance-only and exit-only doorways.
  2. Sanitise your hand on entry

Always sanitise your hands on the way into and out of the Church.  Please use the sanitisers provided.

  1. Maintain physical distancing

Physical distancing must be maintained outside and inside the church, including when approaching the altar for Holy Communion.  Couples from the same Household may sit together.

  1. Follow signage

Please follow the Covid signage in the church in relation to which pews are to be used and how to approach for Holy Communion and return to your seat.

  1. Receive Holy Communion only in the hand

Holy Communion will only be distributed in the hand.  Ministers of the Holy Communion will wear face masks and will sanitise their hands before and after distributing Holy Communion, and additionally as may be required.

  1. Leave the place clean and tidy!

Please leave the church as you would hope to find it.  Please do not leave anything behind you.

  1. Take personal responsibility

We must use our common sense and always follow public health advice.  The use of masks is left to the judgment of parishioners, having regard to public health advice.


Reopening of the Church for Sunday and Daily Mass

  1. The celebration of Mass in public, subject to the public health authority regulations, recommenced on Saturday 4th July 2020 (Saturday last).
  2. The public Masses are as listed: -

Saturday at 4.30 pm and 6.00 pm – (for the Vigil of the following Sunday)

Sunday at 9 am, 10.30 am and 12 noon

Weekdays (Monday to Saturday inclusive) at 10 am Mass only.

Funeral Masses – will be held at 11 am only.

  1. While spatial social distancing rules apply to all attending the Church, tickets are not now required for entrants. With regard to the social distancing (2 metres), the Church capacity is one hundred (100) persons during each Mass/service.
  2. Kindly read also the posting for the 7th July 2020 to inform yourself about the necessary changes on signage and zoning in the Church interior to accommodate the maximum permitted in accordance with the present regulations.
  3. I would like to thank you all who have during the past weeks in a spirit of co-operation and enterprise, worked together with the PPC and the “Core Group” to get the Church ready for re-opening. Much time and dedication has been expended in planning and preparing the Church as well as sanitising the interior.  It is difficult and challenging.
  4. Please note the new arrangement in regard to the Church collections (use the coloured buckets.



HSE Covid-19 Update Guidance for Religious Services

Thursday 9 July 2020

Please find attached and in the link below,  detailed HSE Covid-19 Guidance for Religious Services which has just been issued. This guidance is compatible with Diocesan norms and should be followed carefully.



Issued by the Government Press Office 

3rd July 2020


Cabinet Committee Reviews Progress on Ireland’s Covid-19 Response


Places of Worship

Detailed Covid-19 Guidance has been developed for religious services. The Cabinet Committee reviewed the guidance, which state that an assessment should be carried out for each premises to determine how many can attend within the requirements of social distancing. 

The Cabinet Committee decided that where the size of the premises allows for a capacity of greater than 50 this may be permitted only where:

  • Social distancing guidelines are adhered to
  • The premises can be subdivided into distinct sections (cordoned or marked appropriately) of not more than 50 persons in each section
  • There is a minimum of 4m between sections
  • Each section having its own entrance/exit route
  • There are separate arrangements for elements of the service involving close contact, e.g. the distribution of Holy Communion
  • Strictly no movement of people between sections before, during or after the service
  • The premises is well-ventilated.

Account must also be taken regarding the risk of congregation by people outside before and after any services, having regard to outdoor overall limits on mass gatherings and arrangements for staggered exiting after ceremonies

The use of face coverings is strongly recommended for such indoor settings.