Thank you to all who sent in photos of their lovely May altars last month. These are still available to view on our Gallery page. Many other parishes also enjoyed this home activity and here is a video collage of May scenes put together by Kilmallock Parish, including a brief visit to our own Patrickswell church (see at around the 1:25 minute mark). Music on the video features a lovely rendition of Lady of Knock by Emily whose beautiful music also regularly enhances the Patrickswell Masses. Well done to all!
Updated 08 June 2021
FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS UPDATE:
Regrettably, it has been found necessary to reschedule the 2021 First Holy Communion Ceremonies in Ballybrown originally planned for July 2nd and 3rd, as communicated from Public Health Advice through the Taoiseach’s office, indicating that First Holy Communions and Confirmations may take place in line with the gradual reopening of society, from 5th July onwards. Please visit our First Eucharist page for further details.
First Holy Communion in Patrickswell remains as scheduled (Saturday September 18th 2021 at 11.00 am), subject to NPHET / HSE and Government guidelines current at the time.
Update 04 June 2021 & 18 June 2021
WELCOME BACK RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP
Further to the Government announcement, the following restrictions apply from 10th May 2021 in respect of Religious Services.
Most people are aware that from this Monday, May 10th it will be possible to have congregations at our weekday and weekend Masses. Religious Services will continue to be available online and Places of Worship will remain open for private prayer.
From 10th of May, up to 50 are permitted to attend Places of Worship for Religious Services subject to social distancing guidelines being adhered to. As with previous reopening for services, the following protective measures continue to apply:
- 2 metres social distancing guidelines adhered to (members of the same household can sit/stand close together)
- Wearing of face coverings and hand sanitising
- No congregation of people outside the premises before and after any service
- Stewards on site to assist in this regard
Attendance at Funerals: From May 10th, 50 mourners permitted at service.
Related events, either before or after, should not take place.
Weddings: – From May 10th, 50 guests permitted at service.
We thank all our Stewards and Sanitisers for their continued support and presence which will enable us to open with safety.
Updated 07 May 2021