Public Masses Notice
Co. Cork 30th April 2021
It is wonderful news that our churches can reopen on Monday 10th May 2021 for public Mass and worship. I just want to let you all know of what we are hoping to have in place safely for everyone, especially in the coming weeks, and to advise you of measures we have to put in place.
Face masks are now compulsory inside the church. Please use hand sanitisers when entering and leaving the church.
From Monday 10th of May, our weekday Masses will be on:
MONDAYS: 10am: Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Doneraile.
TUESDAYS: 10am: Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Doneraile followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 12pm Benediction.
WEDNESDAYS: 10am: Church of Christ the King Shanballymore
THURSDAYS: 7:30pm Church of St. Joseph the Worker Hazelwood
FRIDAYS: 7:30pm: Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Doneraile.
SATURDAY VIGIL: 7pm: Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Doneraile.
SUNDAY: 11am Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Doneraile.
All days / times are provisional and subject to current restrictions.
Numbers will be limited to 50 (which is subject to on-going discussion in relation to pods of 50).
Funerals and weddings are limited to 50.
Baptisms will recommence as soon as we get clarity on this.
Confessions will be available upon request before / after Masses and will be scheduled in the coming weeks.
There is a huge effort being put in by so many people in all our churches, and we would be grateful for any helpers in the coming weeks for stewarding and cleaning between services to ensure the health and safety of all who enter our churches, and to maintain our Covid-19 Parish Plan.
Everything we do will be in compliance with the guidelines issued by the government and Irish Bishops Conference.
To ensure social distancing and to keep entrances clear, we have had to make some changes to seating areas in all churches to accommodate as many as possible.
Each bench has been labeled with either a Yellow and Black PLEASE SIT HERE or a Red and White DO NOT SIT HERE signs. In addition every second row has been blocked off. This ensures social distancing beside you, in front of you and behind you.
Families can sit in one section (max of 7). Please only sit in your own family bubble/ social support. We ask for your full compliance with all seating signage to ensure that everyone stays safe. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this.
WE ARE GETTING THERE!
Welcome home! And keep safe! Looking forward to catching up with you all in the coming weeks!
With every good wish & blessing,
Parish Priest of Doneraile