Coronavirus Update Below & LIVE Mass Stream

Further to guidelines from the Irish Bishops as well as Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne, and in the interests of clarity and public health, all Public Masses in the Parish of Doneraile, including Daily and Weekend Masses as well as the St. Patrick’s Day Vigil and Morning Masses are cancelled until further Notice.

In addition, due to the current emergency situation, Bishop Crean has dispensed the faithful of the Diocese of Cloyne from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass.

The Parish will Stream Sunday Mass Live on its website at 11AM each Sunday as well as on St. Patrick’s Day at 11AM. Mass will also be broadcast on the Parish Facebook Page:

Click on the Red Button to watch Mass Streamed LIVE from the Parish of Doneraile.

The Mass Schedule is listed in the Sidebar.


In the light of the most recent Covid-19 restrictions, and having consulted with the other Bishops of the Cashel Province I am now publishing further guidelines on arrangements regarding Coronavirus. I do so mindful that the work of clergy and pastoral workers is included in the category of “social care” mentioned in the provisional list of essential services. It is the intention of the authorities to make more specific reference to clergy and pastoral workers in the definitive list that may not be available until Monday.

• All those over 70 and others who are medically vulnerable are to be shielded or cocooned. Therefore, all clergy and religious as well as Diocesan and parish lay staff such as sacristans within this category of “cocooned” should stay at home.

• The priests of each deanery will seek to ensure that those who are “cocooned” will receive personal support and see that their needs are met.

• Church buildings are to remain closed until April 12th. Apart from the fact that all are meant to stay at home, it is practically impossible to ensure that surfaces in church buildings would be cleaned regularly, and that the numbers entering churches would be supervised.

• Visits to the Blessed Sacrament can be done at a distance from the church building in an act of recollection and prayer at home. The practice of spiritual communion is recommended to all who cannot receive the Eucharist at this time.

• Funerals: the government guidance to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at this point is that the arrangements hitherto in place continue: funerals with small attendance and safe distancing. Further guidance will come on Monday.

• Priests or other church personnel (sacristan, cantor, volunteer) over 70 or with underlying vulnerable medical conditions are not to be involved in funeral liturgies or prayers. This is in line with the regulation regarding “cocooning”.

• Funerals of those who die from the virus; When someone dies from the virus the public health authorities will have carried out a thorough search of everyone who had close contact with them and these people will be in isolation. They will not be at the funeral. Priests who officiate in any way at these funerals need to be extremely careful regarding public health advice (social distancing, hand-hygiene etc.).

• Masses are to continue, where possible, to be transmitted via webcam etc. The Mass should be celebrate by the priest alone.

• Webpage, Facebook etc. may be used for talks and messages to inspire encouragement, hope and prayerfulness.

• Priests who come under the “cocooning” category should celebrate Mass privately in their homes.

• All baptisms and weddings are postponed until further notice. If, because of emergency, a baptism must be celebrated, the shortened emergency rite should be used with other ‘rites supplied later’.

At this difficult time, it is good to remember that the whole Church of Christ is present in every Diocese and that each time Mass is celebrated or the Divine Office prayed, it is done in union with and on behalf of the whole diocese.
Our Lady help of the sick,
pray for us.

St. Joseph,
pray for us.

St. Brigid,
pray for us.

St. Patrick,
pray for us.