Church Stewards Needed in Abbeyfeale

An urgent call has gone out for extra stewards to allow the church to open for public masses Saturday evenings and Sundays at noon.

Stewards Needed

Abbeyfeale P.P. Fr. Tony has put out an urgent call for extra stewards in order to allow the church to open for public masses Saturday evening at 6.30pm and 12 noon on Sunday.

By Marian Harnett

Help For Youths

The Jigsaw support line is now up and running on freefone 1800 JIGSAW 544 729.

It will provide free mental health support and advice to young people aged 12 to 25 years old, and parents or concerned adults who live in the Republic of Ireland.

West Limerick Radio

WL102fm has provided a great service throughout West Limerick since the lockdown began with mass being broadcast every Sunday, loads of country and western music and all genres of music but you see where my heart lies! a daily rosary and local news from the county as well as current affairs and documentaries.

By the terms of the licence that they get to broadcast, they must raise a share of their running costs in the community that they serve and over the years volunteers have organised concerts, car boot sales, tea dances and sold raffle tickets as well as organising a yearly church gate collection at all the local churches.

That all came to a halt on March 14 last and they are now hoping to restart the weekly draw in order to get an income stream going again.

Tickets are on sale all over the West Limerick area and in Abbeyfeale at  Ann Lyons’ Shop, The Square for €2 each and the first draw will be on Friday, July 17.

Opening Of Parish Church

For the remaining two weeks of July there will be a gradual opening up of the church with masses celebrated on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm and on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10am.  

However, there are strict conditions to the re-opening. The maximum number of people allowed to attend is 100 and this figure includes the priest, sacristan, cantor, organist and stewards.

We are also obliged to adhere to the two-meter social distancing rule.

Parishioners need to be aware that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended.

The practice before the lockdown of parishioners attending mass on a Saturday evening or Sunday morning is not practical or safe in the current circumstances.

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