Welcome – Céad Míle Fáilte – to the Parish of
St Columbanus, Ballivor and St Dympna, Kildalkey
Mass for the coming week starting Monday 29th June 2020
This new arrangement will be reviewed on a weekly basis
Pleases note spaces are limited so…
If you can go to Mass on a weekday please make that your weekly Mass
You can also remain in your car and listen to Mass on the loud speakers and Holy Communion will be brought to you there.
St Columbanus’ church and St Dympna’s church
Friday 7pm (First Friday)
Saturday Vigil 6pm
If you would like to celebrate the Sacrament of confession the priest will be available after any Mass in the church
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Confirmation Ceremony 2020 – Trim Parish Church – July 23rd
If any parent / guardian of a confirmation candidate did not receive an email from the parish today (Friday) then maybe you did not give us permission to contact you on the registration forms or your email address was entered incorrectly. Regardless, If you would now like an update please email the parish directly for a copy of the letter. email@example.com
Confirmation Ceremony in St Patrick’s Church Trim
Ballivor School: 2pm
Kildalkey & Coolronan schools: 4pm
First Holy Communion Ceremonies will take place on the 8th of August for Kildalkey and the 22nd of August for Ballivor. An email will be sent to parents at 3pm on Friday the 26th of June.
Please continue to teach your children the programme of preparation along with their prayers and every weekend try to watch Mass on TV or online.
As announced Public Mass may begin to resume on the 29th of June
This is exciting news for all the faithful as we look forward to re-entering our sacred spaces for Liturgy. We will we be following the new guidelines to ensure the safety and health of all those in attendance.
Please note the following…
Any person attending Mass is asked to wear a face mask (no handkerchiefs or scarfs – you will need a mask with ear loops) to enter the church premises. The mask must remain on throughout the liturgy aside from receiving communion, but must remain on until physically receiving the body of Christ. (Masks are not provided, please bring your own)
Each person is required to sanitise their hands before entering the church body (please bring your own sanitiser along as this will make it safer and faster).
Only two people are allowed in a pew if they are not from the same family/household. If you are a family you may fill the pew.
The capacity per Mass will be limited, seating will be marked out to comply with responsible distancing. When the church is full the outside speakers will be turned on, so please return to your car so that you can hear Mass safely.
Holy Communion will be done pew by pew from the left side of the aisle to the right. Please be very patient as this new arrangement will take time. You may only receive on the hand during this time.
There will be no collection basket passed around, so a collection basket will be placed inside the entry doors for both the envelope and offertory collection – thank you for your generosity.
There will be no sign of peace so please remain mindful.
Please be mindful before and after Mass not to congregate, once Mass is over please exit the church and return to your car.
The Bishop has given a dispensation for all Catholics in The Diocese of Meath during this time. So, if you are not yet comfortable returning to Mass it is ok not to do so. This is especially important if you are in the risk categories such as the over 70’s or have a compromised immune system.
Please note that you can attend Mass on ANY day to fulfil your Sunday duty. So if you are in a position to attend Mass on a weekday please do so and leave the limited spaces for those who have to work on weekdays and can only attend on Sunday. The times of Masses including extra Masses are still being considered. See the bulletin next week.
Please know that we are aware that this is a lot of new information, but it is essential that all guidelines are met so that we can function in compliance with all directives and ensure the safety and health of all those in attendance. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the parish office.