Thank you to everybody involved in the safe re-opening of the Cathedral for daily masses, namely the sacristans, stewards and ministers for their on-going commitment. Maintaining the safety of the public in these very uncertain times is a challenge whilst also creating a welcoming, peaceful, sanctuary for all to return to. It is you, the congregation that are the heart of the faith community, and it is hoped that this experience of returning to a new normal within the church continues to meet your needs despite the restrictions in place, and we are particularly mindful of bereaved families in these times.
We now are progressing to re-opening Bóthar na Naomh Church for Sunday Mass only, which will be at 9.00 a.m. commencing Sunday 9th August and will be live streamed through our parish website. The current regulations limit the capacity to 60 people only in Bóthar na Naomh Church which will be divided into two sections. It is hoped that the provision of this Mass in Bóthar Na Naomh Church can allow ease of access for people who have mobility concerns, and we ask others to be mindful of same. A speaker system will be available in the grounds. As indicated a few weeks ago also a Radio link will shortly be installed similar to that in the Cathedral. The daily masses continue to be available in the Cathedral at 11.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Many thanks for your ongoing understanding and co-operation.