Blessed Ashes will be available for distribution in the home on Ash Wednesday. There will be a supply of envelopes containing Blessed Ashes at the back of each of our three Churches. There will be sufficient ashes in each envelope to cover a household. Wet the ashes with a little Holy Water. Make the sign of the cross on each persons forehead while saying “Repent & believe in the Gospel”
There will be two Masses celebrated on Ash Wednesday at 10.00am and 7pm. Both Masses will be live streamed via web cam so you can join in the celebration of Holy Mass from your home.
From 26th December, Churches ‘may remain open for Personal Prayer’ but not for the celebration of Mass with a congregation (i.e. with no public presence). The only exceptions to this are weddings (with 25 guests in attendance until 2nd January and 6 guests thereafter) and funerals which can take place with 10 mourners in attendance.
Masses will be streamed via the church webcam in Glounthaune Church so that parishioners can pray and stay connected. Please click on the image of the altar on the right hand side of this page to view Mass. Please note that all Masses, both at weekends and on weekdays will take place in the Church in Glounthaune. There will be an extra Mass on Sundays in Glounthaune at 10am to take the place of the 9am in Knockraha and the 10.30am in Little Island. This arrangement will stay in place until current restrictions are lifted.
Personal Crib Visits: As churches are to remain open for personal prayer it will also enable people and families to visit the Crib privately. This is encouraged.
Funerals: Up to 10 mourners can attend a Funeral Mass.
Weddings: Up to 25 guests can attend the celebration of marriage in a church until 2nd January and only six guests thereafter.
Baptisms: Baptisms already scheduled should be postponed. However, if this is not possible they should only proceed with limited numbers of not more than six people (inclusive of parents and sponsors) in attendance. If you have any queries regarding a Baptism that is already booked, please contact Fr Ted Sheehan PP on 087 2033756.
Christmas Mass bouquets are now on sale in the Parish Office. They cost €2 each. If you wish to purchase these cards, please put the list of names of those you will be sending them to and the correct money in an envelope. We are asking you to do this to minimise the length of time you will spend in the parish office and subsequently minimise your interaction with others. Thank you.
The parish office will re-open to the public on Tuesday 1st December. We will be open from 10am to 12 noon, Monday to Thursday.
The parish office is closed to the public due to level 5 restrictions. However, you can still contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 4353366. We will re-open on December 1st assuming that restrictions will ease.
Due to Level 5 Covid Restrictions, Baptisms will not take place until further notice. If you have already booked a Baptism due to take place during current restrictions, we will contact you as soon as we know when we are returning to Level 2 restrictions. In the meantime, if you wish to book a baptism please email email@example.com or call 021 4353366.
Our Churches will remain open for personal prayer but not for the celebration of Mass with a congregation (i.e. with no public presence). This is like the situation that applied before 29th June last. The only exceptions to this are weddings and funerals which can take place with up to 25 people in attendance.
Masses will continue to be celebrated without a congregation in the Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune as follows:
Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 10am
Wednesday at 7pm
Saturday at 6pm
Sunday at 10am and 12 noon
These Masses will be streamed via the church webcam. Log on to glounthauneparish.ie and follow the instructions on the homepage. By using this means of communication we can continue to pray together in hope and solidarity during these difficult times.
Holy Hour will also be streamed live via the Church webcam on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3pm to 4pm.
November blessing of the graves is going ahead BUT without parishioners present due to current Covid 19 restrictions. Fr Pat and Fr Ted will visit our graveyards and bless the graves during November. Please be assured of our prayers and feel free to visit your loved ones final resting place in your own private time.
Our annual bereavement Mass will take place on Monday night 16th November at 7.30pm. Mass will be streamed live via our webcam and can be viewed online from home through this website.