Our Parish Office will take bookings for 1st Anniversary Masses on Wednesday September 23rd. All other bookings will be taken from Thursday September 24th.
Bishop Ray Browne has announced a number of clerical changes. Fr Niall who has been in this parish for 3 years has been appointed to Fossa Parish as Parish Priest. We have been enriched by his ministry and we wish him well in his new appointment. Fr. Amos Ruto has been appointed as Curate in this Parish. We look forward to making him welcome. The changes took effect from last Wednesday August 5th.
Jack Charlton has been laid to rest,
the memories they are mighty.
The victory over England at Stuttgart,
the euphoria of Italia ’90!
He lifted our people and country,
The likes we’ve never known.
“Olé, Olé” was all the go – and not,
You’ll Never Walk Alone!
The restrictions of the past week are disappointing for everyone. However, we need to redouble our efforts to be vigilant and careful, even when attending Mass.
Regarding our own church, the weekday Masses are open to all to attend. If you wish to attend the vigil or Sunday Masses at 10am, 11.15am or 12.30pm, we are asking you to contact the Parish Office to reserve a place by phoning the Parish Office, Monday to Friday mornings.
Given the limited numbers that are allowed in churches, if you do not reserve a place for Mass, we cannot guarantee that a seat will be available for you. As the ushers need to direct people to their seats, please be punctual for Mass.
Irish Church leaders have encouraged people to wear face coverings when attending Mass.
At the end of Mass, please leave by the nearest door.
The people in the side aisles by the side doors.
The people in the main aisles by the main doors.
As you leave, please observe the social distancing.
Many thanks for your support of the weekly parish collection.
If anyone has a mobility issue, please sit in any front seat and the minister will bring you holy communion.
Just a reminder to observe the 2 metre social-distancing in your seat. Please sit on the sticker.
The aisle nearest to Our Lady’s Shrine has fewer stickers as we will use this section for families of 3 members or more. While some people normally sit in that area, we want to try to use it specifically for families.
Many thanks to the Parish Pastoral Council, our sacristans, parish staff, ministry groups and volunteers for their assistance with Public Masses. Many thanks for your cooperation.
Mass will be live-streamed each day:
Sunday …………... 10.00am
Monday - Saturday 9.30am
RADIO KERRY: Our regular Mass on Sundays will be broadcast live on Radio Kerry at 10am for the duration of the current restrictions. As many older people don’t have live-streaming, this will be an important contact with a parish Sunday Mass. Many thanks to Radio Kerry for their support at this difficult time.
Due to the current restrictions, confessions for Easter will not take place. Catholic doctrine teaches that if a person cannot get to Confession, it is sufficient to confess one’s sins to God, seeking forgiveness and with the intention of going to confession when next possible. God forgives the sins and the person is renewed in heart and soul. When the opportunity then arises later to go to Confession, he or she should do so.
As part of the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the dedication of Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church this year, the parish hopes to hold an exhibition and produce a publication relating to the history of the Church over the past 50 years. We would be delighted to receive photographs and memorabilia. All items submitted will be returned to the owner as soon as they are scanned/copied.
From Monday, Sept. 16th weekday opening times will be 9.00am-12.30pm and 1.00pm-4.30pm. (Monday-Friday).
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