Reopening of Cabinteely Parish Church

We are all looking forward to gathering together again but in a safe way. Over the last number of weeks we have working hard to prepare our Church for the ‘New Normal’ so that we can open safely.

We have been appealing also for volunteers for the many stewards and cleaning teams that will be required. Thank You to those who have responded but clearly we will need more as the Church has to be cleaned after every gathering.

We are not yet ready to open and so will have a phased re-opening over the next number of months. The First Public Mass (with a restriction of a total number within the Church of 50 people) will be on Monday 6th July. It is our hope to have the First Public Sunday Mass on the 12th July at 10 AM. We are going to use next week to do some further training with our volunteers. Clearly these times can change depending on the public health advice and on the number of volunteers available at any one time.

We will be encouraging people, where they can, to come to the weekday day Masses rather than on Sunday. Due to the limit on numbers it will not always be possible to accommodate everyone.

We ask People to

*Follow the directions of the Stewards:
*Practice social distancing,
*Sanitise hands on the way in and out;
*Enter by front door and exit by side chapel door;
*Wear a face covering in the Church where possible;
*Holy Communion will be distributed after Mass as you are leaving the Church;
*No congregational singing,
*Provision of Tea afterwards is suspended for now
*Use of the Bathroom is by request:
*If you not feeling well please do not come to the Church;
*If you have any underlying medical conditions you may wish to continue watching Mass via our web cam.

We are on this journey together so let’s begin together slowly and carefully.

Fr Aquinas

26 June 2020