In line with Government and HSE guidelines, Fr Paddy & the Parish Pastoral Council in consultation with the Covid-19 Support Team can confirm that all Churches will reopen for public worship from Monday May 10th.
Our Mass schedule will remain as it was;
Tuesdays 9.30am (Tenure) Wednesdays 9.30am (Fieldstown)
Fridays 8pm (Tenure) Saturdays 6.30pm Vigil (Tenure)
Sundays 9.45am (Fieldstown) Sundays 11.15am (Tenure)
The Social distancing, mask wearing, hand hygiene & one way systems within the Church will still be in place, as a reminder you may wish to bring a coat as doors will remain open to allow good ventilation.
The Archbishop received clarification from the Office of An Taoiseach on a number of issues as follows: Where the size of the premises/Place of Worship allows for a capacity of greater than 50 this may be permitted in PODS only where:
- social distancing guidelines are adhered to.
- the premises can be subdivided into distinct sections (cordoned or marked appropriately) of not more than 50 persons in each section.
- there is a minimum of 4 metres between sections.
- each section having its own entrance/exit route.
- separate arrangements for the distribution of Holy Communion.
- strictly no movement of people between sections before, during or after the service.
- the premises is well-ventilated.
On this basis, 100 people (2 pods x 50) can be accomodated at each Mass in Tenure, and 50 people at each Mass in Fieldstown.
The Archbishop reminds the faithful that the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays & Holy Days remains suspended at this time and every person should consider carefully if returning to collective worship is the safe and appropriate step for them at this time.
We invite participation, where possible, by way of live-streaming which will continue for all our Masses.
Finally, we extend sincere gratitude to parish teams – incl. sacristans, stewards and cleaners – who generously ensure that our churches are safe environments