Bandon Parish

We are open for Mass with a congregation

From Tuesday December 1st @ 9.30am Mass can go ahead with a congregation.

Covid19 Coronavirus is still here and very much part of our lives. We can have mass with congregation, provided we adhere to the regulations in place – at the moment we can have Pods in our church and each Pod can hold 50 people. The safety of everyone who visits the church is of utmost importance to us. We can only achieve that with the help of our volunteer stewarding and sanitising teams, and also with your help! You can play your part by taking note and adhering to our guideines.

GUIDELINES

  • Keep a safe distance of 2 metres from people who are not in your household.
  • Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church at the sanitising stations.
  • Wear a mask
  • Once seated please remain in your seat until Mass is finished.
  • Stay in the Pod that you have been seated in – DO NOT CROSS OVER TO OTHER PODS.
  • Holy Communion will be brought to you in your seat – do not approach the altar for Holy Communion.
  • Although we are trying our best to keep the Church ventilated we advise that you Spend as little time as possible in indoor areas.
  • Please follow all guidelines and listen to our stewards who are volunteering their time to us.
  • The Church will be sanitised after each Mass and throughout the day for the safety of all who visit.

MASS TIMES ST PATRICKS CHURCH

Mass will continue to take place in St Patrick’s Church Bandon each morning @ 9.30am Mon-Sat

Vigil Mass 6.00pm Saturday

Sunday Mass 9.00am, 10.30am, 12Noon ALL IN ST PATRICK’S CHURCH.

MASS FOR DECEMBER 7TH & 8TH FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HOLY DAY

Monday 7th 9.30am & 6.00pm Vigil

Tuesday 8th 12noon & 7.30pm

We do not have a schedule for Christmas Masses as yet please bare with us as we find the best way forward. In the meantime Mass is still broadcast live each day from our webcam – you can connect to the webcam by clicking on the CHURCH SERVICES ICON top right of this page

Tell your friends too incase they don’t know and help people who may not be tech friendly and find it difficult to access the webcam. Our webcam address is bandonparish.ie/live

We will keep you posted on updates as soon as we know them.

Let us pray for all who are suffering from, recovering from, or have lost their battle to Covid19. Lord in your mercy hear the prayers of your faithful, Amen.

ADVENT

The season of Advent is a season of anticipation and hope. The first candle of the Advent Wreath is the candle of HOPE.

PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD

“THE PEOPLE who walked in darkness have seen in a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness on them has light shined.” Isaiah 9:2

O God as we light the candle of HOPE may the blessings of Jesus Christ come to us, warming our hearts and brightening our way. May Christ bring life into our dark days and fill our hearts with hope as we wait for the coming of Jesus. Amen

The Office of Mission and Ministry of the diocese has provided prayers for all of us to use with these symbols at home this year. (Click the link to view each one)

http://corkandross.org/a-prayer-when-decorating-the-christmas-tree/

http://corkandross.org/prayer-at-the-christmas-crib/

http://corkandross.org/the-advent-wreath-at-home/
http://corkandross.org/the-advent-wreath-at-home/

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Wear a face mask

In light of the renewed government guidance, Bishop Fintan asks people to wear face coverings in Church for all liturgical celebrations such as Mass, funerals, weddings, baptisms, confirmations and First Communions etc. so that we can create as safe an environment as possible  for those who come to Church and minimise the possibility of spreading the virus.

Children under 13 years of age and people who have received medical advice to not wear a mask are of course exempt.  (https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings)

A PRAYER FOR HOPE

Welcome

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Céad Míle Failte

kingston_john73Welcome to the Parish of Bandon in the Diocese of Cork and Ross.

Welcome to a Parish where the Parish assembly facilitates the involvement of the community in the life of the parish.

Welcome to our website – we hope it gives you an insight into the life of the parish.

If you are coming to live in our parish- please make yourself known and we will make you welcome.

Fr John Kingston PP                                     Fr John O’ Donovan CC