Moyvane Notes 1st July 2020

KN GROUP: Cable installation works will continue this week along the Moyvane Road. The works will be located on Main Street, outside the Co-op and above the turn for the Aughrim Road. A  traffic management system with traffic lights will be in place for these works.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK: Monday saw the first Mass within the church for a very long time. Hopefully everything will go according to plan. In fairness our locals have been very responsible so we are in a good place. Fr. Kevin has been amazing. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty with his weekday Masses at the side door and his You Tube Masses on Sunday which have been watched all over the world. It has kept many of our emigrants in touch with home and this is so important in the current climate. Wednesday, July  01 Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for Sean Begley, Kantoher, Co. Limerick. Friday, July 03 Anniversary Mass for Fr. James Kissane, Ahalahana and deceased members of the Kissane Family.  Saturday, July 04 Month’s Mind Mass at 7.30pm for Willie Pearse, Woodgrove. Sunday, July 05 Anniversary Mass at 11.00am for Elsie Murphy, Ballyphehane, Cork.
WE ARE BACK – THANK GOD For many of us the sea holds mystery, even fear. Fortunately there are those for whom it holds no terror, only respect. I like the story of the Pilot who came aboard to guide a large tanker into the harbour. The Captain asked him worriedly if he was sure he knew where all the rocks were. “No”, the Pilot replied, “but I know where there aren’t any” If you know where to avoid in life, you will always stay in safe waters. I am delighted to have lived to see the re-opening of our Churches for Masses and the Sacraments on June 29th. I am equally delighted that over twenty-four parishioners have generously volunteered to help all of us to continue to stay safe and well as we continue to keep the C19 virus at bay. In simple terms, and with the advice of health and safety officer Adam Farrell, the volunteers and myself have come up with the following guidelines: Please familiarize yourself with the following – the most important thing is to have engagement with the stewards and maintain social distancing. These will be reviewed weekly on how safely things are progressing.  Please sanitize your hands on entering and leaving the Church.  Family seats clearly marked can accommodate up to 5/6.  All other seats will have three people per seat with social distancing clearly marked.  As you enter by the main door you will be greeted by a parish steward. Please follow their instructions.  Please come early to Mass to ensure that there is no confusion/mad rush at the last minute.  You must co-operate and go to the seat allotted to you. Please don’t insist on going to your normal seat.  If you feel safer with a mask, please wear one but they are not obligatory.  No toilet facilities available.  Inside and outside the Church will be sanitized before and after each Mass.  Those with special needs can enter via the door with the ramp at the school side of the Church.  Anyone who feels anxious or nervous about coming into the Church can continue to get Mass on television, on live stream or on radio or if they wish they can stay in their car in the car park as we will continue to relay the Mass in the car park for the moment.  The dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holydays of obligation remains in place until further notice. People are encouraged to attend Mass on any day during the week.  Those who wish to stay in their cars and receive Holy Communion after Mass must enter and park in the first section of the car park for safety reasons. Anyone who is attending Mass in the Church please park in the lower section of the car park or outside the Church. I will be the only one for the first week at least giving out Holy Communion in the Church and at the porch door at the end of Mass for those in the car park. Our friendly stewards will guide and direct you. I am sure you will respond generously and support them. If so it means we all stay safe.

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