Parish News

Published on July 29, 2021

Slán Fr David Carroll – On behalf of the Ogonnelloe Pastoral Council it is with great sadness we learn of Fr David’s departure from our parish and community. We thank him for his generosity, care and support to our community, our school, teachers and the children. We wish him much success, health and happiness in his new role as Co PP to St Joseph’s. Slán go fóill. Tabhair aire agus gach beannacht duit don todhchaí.

Church capacity is still restricted to 50 for all events; you can help us to stay within the limits by attending Mass on a day other than Sunday when suitable. This will fulfil your Sunday obligation.

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 Mass schedule is as follows for the time being  

  • Tuesday 10am St Mary’s
  • Thursday 10am St Molua’s
  • Saturday 7pm Tuamgraney, 8pm St Molua’s
  • Sunday 9.30am Bodyke, 11am St Mary’s

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 people is permitted for Mass; this includes funerals and weddings.
*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.

Thanks are due to all in our school communities: at the end of a very different school year. We hope you all have a good holiday and best wishes to those moving on to other schools, third-level or work.

Sacraments: Please pray for our candidates for Confirmation and Holy Communion who are continuing their preparations for the celebration of these Sacraments.

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

Roof St Molua’s: work has now been completed on the roof. Following consultation with the painters the church needs to dry out and painting inside will be completed by late September.

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

Saints celebrated this week: Weds 4 Aug St John Vianney His simplicity and humility drew huge crowds to his parish and he is the patron saint of priests.  Fri 6 Aug The Transfiguration of the Lord This is the great feast of monastic life whose object is to try to be transfigured into the likeness of the risen and glorious Christ; the light reflected is called the uncreated light of God in which God reveals himself to those who enter into union with him. (St Gregory Palamas). 

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 David are co-parish priests for the area who work together with Fr John Jones, Fr James O’Brien.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.