Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady, 15th August 2020

The usual obligation for Holy Days is suspended this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Masses will be celebrated with the current restrictions on numbers as follows:
Friday 14th August: Vigil Mass at the Grotto at Ballinderreen Church at 7pm. No Mass in Kinvara that evening. (See details below.)
Saturday 15th August: Mass at 12 noon in St Colman’s Church, Kinvara. The evening Vigil Masses on Saturday at 7pm in St Joseph’s and 8.15pm in Ballinderreen are for Sunday, i.e., not the Assumption.
Ballinderreen Grotto Mass (7pm Friday): As the Mass will take place outdoors, the capacity will be 200 people, observing 2m distancing, except for members of the same household who can sit/stand together. Please follow the indications of the stewards, and, if more than 200 people were to come, please be understanding that no more can be admitted to the Church grounds. If the weather is inclement, the following would happen:
1. If there is drizzle or light rain, Mass will continue outside, and the elderly and those who wish can sit in the Church, up to a maximum of 50 people.
2. If the rain is heavier, Mass will move into the Church, with a capacity of 50 people, and others can participate sitting in cars via the outside speaker or Facebook stream.