Coronavirus Update Below & LIVE Mass Stream

All Masses after midnight on Tuesday the 6th October will be broadcast online until further notice. Click on the RED button above to be taken to the Live Stream, alternatively, you can watch Mass on Facebook by clicking on the BLUE button above. Mass will be broadcast at the following times:

11AM on Sundays
10AM on Tuesdays

The Church will be open to the public for private prayer each day, however, the church will be closed to the public during the times that Mass is being broadcast through the live stream. We would kindly request that you sanitise your hands prior to entering and
leaving the church and please follow the one-way directional signs.

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.

• 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 will only be open for private prayer.

• 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. No more that 25 people including the priest are permitted to attend funerals.

• 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, where possible, 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 may continue with a maximum attendance of 25 people including the priest and church personnel.

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.

+ William Crean
Bishop of Cloyne