As everyone is aware, on October 22nd, all restrictions implemented due to the Covid 19 pandemic, will be lifted. We welcome the return of more parishioners to our masses as the churches open at full capacity.
Ushers will continue to assist at Masses for a few weeks. Mask wearing will be optional.
Church radio and livestreaming of masses will continue post covid.
Holy communion will resume as normal with parishioners approaching the altar again as opposed to receiving Holy Communion in your seat.
St Colman’s room may be used again as a funeral home for the deceased after October 22nd with a few changes being implemented for your safety. We will continue to use the same entrance through the church but will now use the exit door at the back of the room. It will no longer be possible to exit through the sacristy. As St. Colman’s room is used by some parishioners during mass, it will be the responsibility of the undertakers and the families involved to lay out the room for the funeral and to leave it ready for mass after the removal.
Baptisms will resume without restrictions with up to 4 baptisms taking place each Sunday.
We hope to continue with the daily reading rota that is in place, if you would like to be added to the readers rota please contact the parish office.
We would like to thank each and every one of our parishioners who stepped up and helped with the running of the church and ceremonies during the restrictions. Without the help of all involved, sanitisers, ushers, readers, ministers etc. the church could not have run as efficiently as it did. Much appreciation to you all.
Míle buíochas to all our volunteers and to the public for your patience, co-operation and understanding.