Parish News

Published on January 13, 2022

Wishing you a new year full of hope, joy and new beginnings. Stay blessed & well. Welcome 2022!

2022 Envelope Boxes: are currently being organised and will available at the back of churches for collection in the next few days. If you do not receive a box or would like to join and receive a box please contact the parish office.

First Friday Adoration: will be on directly after First Friday Mass till 11am. If anyone would like to join Raymond and Anna for this Adoration during the year, please contact Frances McKenna. All are welcome.

Masses Change in January 2022: From 1st January the Saturday Vigil will be in St Mary’s at 8pm and on 2nd January Sunday morning Mass will be in St Molua’s 11am.

Parish 2022 Calendars: will be available at the back of the churches from next week for anyone who would like one.

COVID-19 – Reframing the Challenge, Continuing Our Recovery and Reconnecting ( Religious services and ceremonies (for example Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, Weddings & Funerals)  (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.
*Holy Communion should only be received in the hand.
*Please help to sanitise the church, wiping the seats after Mass or after a personal visit.

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.

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

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

Baptisms: Bookings for baptisms are now being accepted; please contact the Parish Office or Fr Dariusz.

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.

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 Dariusz 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.