From 6th September 2021, public health measures permit up to 50% capacity of each Church, until all capacity restrictions are due to be lifted on 22nd October. We await the announcement next week about the easing of restrictions that is due. If it goes ahead, the normal schedule of Masses will re-commence from next Friday 22nd October, with Mass at 10am instead of 7pm. However, this will be clarified on the parish Facebook and website when the situation becomes clearer.
*N.B. No Mass on Thursday 21st due to Chrism Mass in Galway Cathedral.*
For now, 1 metre physical distancing between those not of the same household is required, both between those sitting beside each other, but also, please don’t sit directly behind somebody in the seat in front of you.
The opening of all seats now means that the distribution of Holy Communion has returned to the method used in normal times. People should come up gently and not crowd around.
You are reminded to please sanitise your hands on entering and on leaving the Church.
The wearing of face-coverings continues to be mandatory, except for children under 13 years of age and those who are medically exempt.
50% capacity and hence the limit on the number of people for each Church is:
St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen: 162 people
St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara: 175 people
St Kieran’s Church, Doorus: 70 people
St Colman’s Church, Kinvara: 197 people.
Saturday 16th October:
7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Peter Waters, Ballybuck, months mind;
John Glynn, Mountscribe, 2nd anniversary, and his wife Nora, recently deceased;
Joe Corless and his son Kieran, Kinvara, and deceased members of their family, anniversary.
8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass. (This will be the last vigil Mass if restrictions are lifted on 22nd October.)
Sunday 17th October:
9am, Doorus: Paddy Costello, Aughinish South, 16th anniversary;
Paul Manning, 1st anniversary, and Patricia & Edward Manning, anniversary, Cloosh & Birmingham.
10.30am, Ballinderreen: Frank Moran Senior & Frank Moran Junior, Newtown, anniversary.
12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Bernard Murphy, Carrowgarriff, 2nd anniversary;
Eddie & Katie Connolly, Killina, anniversary.
Tuesday 19th October, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Suzanne Stafford, Dublin, anniversary.
Wednesday 20th October, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.
Thursday 21st October: No Mass due to Chrism Mass in Galway Cathedral at 7pm.
Friday 22nd October, 10am, St Joseph’s Kinvara: (or 7pm if restrictions are extended, announcement later.)
Saturday 23rd October:
7pm: Michael Deeley, Loughcurra, months mind;
Sarah Moloney, Traught, 2nd anniversary, and her husband Thomas;
Lily Crosse, Convent Park, 2nd anniversary;
Mary & Michael Monahan, and their daughter Rose Loxton, Kinvara, anniversary.
Ballinderreen Vigil Mass will not be scheduled if restrictions have ended. Announcement when situation is clearer.
Sunday 24th October:
9am, Doorus: Mass.
10.30am, Ballinderreen: Christy Kavanagh, 3rd anniversary, and his parents Elizabeth & Thomas Kavanagh, London and Carlow, anniversary;
James & Mary Quinn and their son James, and John Quinn and deceased family members, anniversary;
Agnes & Paddy Joe Flanagan, Ballycleary, and deceased family members, anniversary.
12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Bernie McInerney, Kinvara West, months mind;
Deceased members of the O’Connor family, New Line, anniversary.