From 6th September 2021, public health measures permit an increase in the numbers that can be admitted to Churches to up to 50% capacity until all capacity restrictions are due to be lifted on 22nd October.
1 metre physical distancing between those not of the same household is now 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 will mean that the distribution of Holy Communion will need to go back 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 9th October:
7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Donald Maloney, Northampton, 2nd anniversary and deceased members of the Leech family, Loughcurra.
8.15pm: Patrick Quinn (‘Super’), Tyrone, Kilcolgan, Months Mind;
Margaret Sweeney, Toureen, 2nd anniversary.
Sunday 10th October:
9am, Doorus: Mass
10.30am, Ballinderreen: Bridget Greaney, Caheradoo, anniversary;
Lackey Quinn, Tyrone, and Sr Nora Quinn, Birr and deceased family members, anniversary.
12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: John Fahy, Kinvara West, 8th anniversary, and deceased members of the Fahy family;
Kathleen Clifford, Glenina Heights, Galway, 4th anniversary;
Mattie & Mary Rose Silke, Funshin, anniversary.
Tuesday 12th October, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Tom Connolly, Liskevin, 13th anniversary.
Wednesday 13th October, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.
Thursday 14th October, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.
Friday 15th October, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mass.
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. Please note that if the expected relaxation on capacity restrictions goes ahead on 22nd October, this Vigil Mass on 16th October will be the final Saturday evening Ballinderreen Vigil Mass, as this time was added as a temporary arrangement while capacity on the Sunday Mass was limited.
Sunday 17th October:
9am, Doorus: Paddy Costello, Aughinish South, anniversary.
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.