Welcome

PARISH OF THE ASSUMPTION AND ST. JAMES CLAREGALWAY 

Updated 12th June 2021

Re-Opening of our Church for Public Worship (Fáilte ar ais).                                                                            Churches have re-opened for public worship with a capacity of 50
People can attend on a first come basis for masses.  If the church is full to its capacity,
please go to your car and tune your radio to 106.4fm where you will hear mass live or
alternatively log on to www.churchtv.ie/claregalway.
Communion for those who are in cars. Please come to the side door of church to receive Holy
Communion – maintain social distance of 2 meters at all times.                                                                                To attend Mass. Please Q to the right and left of the main door of the church on social
distancing markers. Your name and contact number will be taken at the church door by
a steward in order to comply with contact-tracing. The information in line with GDPR
will be kept in a secure place and destroyed after 28 days.
 Face masks must be worn.
 Please use hand sanitizer as you enter the church.
 You will be escorted to your seats by stewards
 Mass leaflet/newsletter will be in your seat.
 Collection boxes at church doors for weekly/dues envelopes
 You will remain seated for Mass and Holy Communion will brought to you.
 Please leave the Church in an orderly fashion as per stewards instructions.
No congregating by people before /after any service in the Church or Church grounds.
 Please use hand sanitizer as you leave the Church.
Funerals. 50 mourners
Weddings. 50 Guests.
Baptisms. The Sacrament of Baptism will proceed with restricted numbers. Please
contact the parish office by email/phone.
Fr Ian is available for emergencies/sick calls, please contact parish office.
Confessions First Saturday of the month from 6.30-7.00pm and on request. (Please contact Fr. Ian).
Music. No choirs at the moment. A soloist & musician permitted and most welcome.
Volunteers. A number of our volunteers have retired from various ministries, therefore
we are appealing for help in the Altar Society (cleaning of church) Sanitizers, Stewards,
Ministers of Holy Communion, readers and help in general. Please contact Teresa at the
parish office.
Parish office will re-open to the public on Monday 10th May 10am-1pm (Monday to Friday)
As we begin our new phase of the restrictions I would like to thank all of you who helped in
any way over the past few months and thank you for your kindness to me during this
unprecedented time. I look forward to welcoming you all safely back to our church. Fr. Ian Our parish will continue to live stream Masses on www.churchtv.ie/claregalway and on parish radio 106.4FM every day.            Monday 7.30pm. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 9.30am.                                                                        Saturday Vigil 7.30pm & Sunday 9am  & 11am.  First Friday of the month at 7.30pm.

MASS BROADCAST EVERY DAY ON THESE WEBSITES
Galway Cathedral www.facebook.com/cathedralingalway at 11a.m. & 6.00p.m.
Radio Maria www.radiomaria.ie +Saoirview ch. 210
EWTN www.ewtnireland.com + Sky TV
Vatican TV www.vaticannews.va/en at 11.30a.m.
Shalom TV www.shalomworld.ie
SUNDAY MASS ON RADIO AND ONLINE
9am Clare FM 10am.
Mid-West Radio – Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 10a.m.
11am Radió Na Galetachta
www.knockshrine.ie at 12noon & 7.30p.m.

We continue to keep in our prayers the many nurses, doctors and healthcare staff from
our parish who work in our hospitals, nursing homes and in the community to protect
our health. May God bless the work of their hands. We pray too for all those in positions
of leadership – may God guide and direct them