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Céad Fáilte – We’ve Missed Each Other!

A Message from Bishop Fintan and the Diocesan Pastoral Council

Dear Friends

What strange times we find ourselves living in! An invisible virus has changed our world and our lives.

We don’t shake hands. We keep our distance. For many weeks, we were unable to visit relatives and friends, including those who were sick or vulnerable. Grandparents and grandchildren missed

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COVID-19 Support Line

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People ALONE manages a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling

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Return to Public Masses

We warmly welcome everybody back. We are concerned for the safety of everybody and it is important to remember that the obligation to attend Mass in person was lifted at the start of the pandemic and will continue for some time to come. If you do not feel safe or confident coming to Mass in person, you are most welcome

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On-line Donations to Parish

The on-line donations facility on the Diocesan Website is now operational which enables parishioners to make on-line contributions to their own individual parish. Log on to and using the Donate button, select your own parish to make your contribution. Donations to parish funds, priests collections or other special collections can be accommodated. This is an additional facility which will

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Re-Opening Our Churches

Re-Opening Our Churches: Creating a Safe Place to Worship There is no obligation to attend Mass. The Sunday Obligation has been lifted and you may attend Mass any day of the week if you so wish or continue to view Mass on the Parish Webcam or listen to on the Parish Radio Link. Public Masses will resume this Monday 29th June. The following guidelines were discussed at the combined Pastoral & Parish Councils Meeting on Wednesday evening last. Families with a Mass intention will be given first preference to attending Mass. Families are asked to be in the Church fifteen minutes prior to Mass starting. Members of a family who reside together do not need to observe social distancing, but must of course remain socially distant from other members of the congregation. Parishioners attending Mass should wear a face covering in Church. (Please note face coverings are not suitable for children under the age of 13. While wearing a face covering is recommended it is not mandatory). Upon entering the Church at the designated entrance please follow directions of the usher who will show you where to sit. Please Exit the Church as directed. Readers & Eucharistic Ministers are welcome to return to public ministry, however, there is no pressure if you do not wish to return to ministry. Readers will read from the missalette provided. Eucharistic Ministers must wear a face covering. If you do not have one, a face mask will be provided. Altar Servers will not exercise their ministry until further notice. Choirs will not resume their ministry until further notice. A Cantor and Organist may provide music and song if they so wish. People attending Mass will not be asked to knell. Distribution of Holy Communion: You are asked to follow the direction of the usher. There will be a table between the Minister of Communion and the Communicant. All of the above was discussed and approved at last Wednesday evening’s meeting. We ask that people please follow the guidelines to ensure the safety of all and to take personal responsibility during this time of reopening our Churches for Public Worship.

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First Communion

First Communion: After Consultation with the two Primary Schools in the Parish the following dates are for First Communion: Sat. Sept. 12th at 11am Clooney National School. Due to Covid-19 restrictions Quin/Dangan School will have two First Communions on Sat. Sept. 19th at 11am & 2pm.

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Eucharistic Adoration

From Thursday next July 9th,Eucharistic Adoration will begin at 9am, break for Mass, and then continue after Mass until 5pm. . We thank George Farr and his team of adorers for their prayer ministry and their cooperation during this time.