Re-introduction of Masses at St Brigid's
30th June 2020
Announcement About the Re-introduction of Masses
Fr O'Donnell is pleased to announce that some Masses will begin again on Monday 6 July 2020. Further details are given under the COVID-19 tab in the section labelled 'Mass and prayer during the Coronavirus pandemic' (see top of page).
The plans for St Brigid's are as follows:
- Masses will recommence on Monday 6 July 2020 at 9:30am. Initially there will be Mass at 9:30am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
- The number of Masses each week will be increased as confidence in the smooth and safe running of them is established; there will not be any Saturday/Sunday Masses for the present
- Further announcments will be made on this website and on the Parish Facebook page when that happens
- Parishioners are again reminded that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays/Holy Days is still active
- Because it will be possible for people to come as individuals or as household groups it is not possible to be precise about the maximum capacity but it is likely to be about 70 people at each Mass
- Places will be available on a first come: first served basis and when all the seating stations (see video) are occupied, no more worshippers will be able to be admitted
- Common questions that you may have are dealt with under the COVID-19 tab in the section headed 'Mass and prayers during the Coronavirus pandemic' - see FAQs
In order to give as many parishioners as possible the opportunity to attend Mass, you are asked not to come more than once per week at present. Also - each of the neighbouring Parishes will be trying to serve their parishioners in a similar way. So please respect that by attending only our own church.
Safety for all concerned - at Mass and in the whole community - is our overriding desire so please do not come if you have been asked by your doctor to shield or if you have any actual or suspected COVID-19 symptoms. For the present, there is no obligation to wear a mask but please feel free to wear one, if you wish.
The opportunities for Private Prayer in the church will continue Monday - Saturday 7:00-8:00pm. Further details are HERE.