Parish News

Published on October 14, 2021

The Mass schedule is as follows for the time being  

  • Tuesday 10am St Mary’s
  • Thursday 10am St Molua’s
  • Saturday 6:30pm Tuamgraney, 8pm St Molua’s
  • Sunday 9.30am Bodyke, 11am St Mary’s

Please remember that social spacing in church is still necessary – maintain a distance in seating and you are required to wear a mask, thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

COVID-19 – Reframing the Challenge, Continuing Our Recovery and Reconnecting ( Religious services and ceremonies (for example Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, Weddings & Funerals) can proceed with 50% of venue capacity, regardless of immunity status of attendees. (Subject to appropriate protective measures including social distancing as much as possible, hand sanitising, face masks etc). All other measures designed to minimise necessary physical interaction during services should be maintained.

Guidelines for attending Mass:
*Facemasks must be worn in church during Mass and other services.
*Please sanitise your hands when entering church at any time.
*A capacity of 50% of churches normal size for Mass.
*Holy Communion should only be received in the hand.
*Please respect these guidelines and thank you for your understanding and patience at this time; hopefully our continued efforts will bring about more relaxed conditions in due course.                                                                                               *Please help to sanitise the church, wiping the seats after Mass or after a personal visit.

Church Sacristans: please contact the Parish Office if you are happy to continue on the sacristan rota for St Molua’s and St Mary’s. With the change of priests it will help our planning and an agreed set of duties will be circulated to all.

Cleaning/Reading Rotas: if anyone is free to help clean either of the churches please contact Joanne at the parish office. If you wish to be included in the Reading at Mass rota please let Joanne know.

The new graveyard extension is now completed and graves are available for purchase. If you are interested in buying a plot you can contact one of the following; Michael McNamara -086 8202917 or Ger O’Brien – 087 6349429 or Pat O’Brien – 087 7924202

St Molua’s: The painting of the interior of St Molua’s is scheduled for later in the year; on the advice of the builder, it was important to allow the repaired barges and walls to dry out before painting; thank you for your patience.

Readers: Can you please check with the celebrant before Mass.

Online Masses: will resume in September. There are a number of local parishes where you can watch Masses but of course you are more than welcome to attend in person.

Baptisms: Bookings for baptisms are now being accepted; please contact the Parish Office or Fr David. Please note that no more than 10 people are allowed to attend a baptism at this time

Contributions: Thanks for your continued financial support of the parish at this time. A number of payments have been received through the diocesan online donation facility and we are very grateful. All donations made through that service come to the parish.

Anniversary Masses: If you wish to book an anniversary Mass you can do so through Joanne at the parish office by telephone or email on Thursdays and intentions will be included at the online mass. Online Masses are from Sunday tor Friday at 10am excluding Saturdays.

Planning to get married ? You need to give at least six months notice for the completion of church and civil papers and so it would be a good idea to contact Fr David to chat through the necessary requirements. This applies whether you are getting married in the parish, elsewhere in Ireland or overseas.

Inis Cealtra Pastoral Area comprises of the parishes of O’gonnelloe, Bodyke, Scariff, Mountshannon, Feakle & Flagmount-Killanena. Fr Joe McMahon & Fr Dariusz Plasek are co-parish priests for the area who work together with Fr John Jones, Fr James O’Brien, Fr Jackie Sharpe.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.