Now that plans are taking shape for us to implement the diocesan plan for the return to the public pastoral life of the Church from 29th June 2020, please consider volunteering for one of the tasks needing to be carried out. The public celebration of the Eucharist in any Church will be authorised only if the elements of the diocesan plan are demonstrably in place.
Volunteers are needed for the support teams in Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes. In particular:
Volunteers for sanitising the Churches:
The sanitisation of each Church will need to take place after Mass and any other public gatherings. It is advised that it be done at least an hour after the last person leaves after Mass, so that any possible presence of the virus load in the air will have reduced. It will be crucial that we have an adequate number of people willing to undertake this task, and being able to re-start and continue public Masses will depend on it.
Volunteers for stewarding:
Tasks of the stewards will include: ensuring the correct distancing in the seating inside the Church, monitoring capacity, guiding people safely to their places, ensuring distanced and safe queuing for those entering the Church, ensuring movement at Communion time happens in a safe manner, helping those in attendance to avoid crossover and pinch-points, guiding anybody participating outside the Church regarding physical distancing.
The Diocese will provide training videos, and the parish will provide guidance on applying this training to the specific situation of the Churches here.
People with particular expertise in the medical / nursing areas, health and safety, sanitisation, etc., are invited to volunteer your help to be part of the parish support teams.
A register of volunteers will be kept for the purpose of contact tracing.
To volunteer, please email the parish at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or send a direct message to the Facebook page or telephone Fr Hugh, with your name, contact phone number, your email, and please mention which Church you are volunteering for.