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Clonakilty Parish Appeal

For the past ten weeks no public Sunday Masses have been held in churches throughout Ireland which has meant, in turn that no Offertory Collections have taken place and therefore no income for the churches.  The Offertory Collections finance the upkeep and maintenance of the church which includes lighting, heating, necessary supplies and repairs and, as we begin to open the churches once more for prayer, the deep cleaning and sanitising of the buildings to ensure safe health for those who wish to come in and pray. 

Many of our parishioners here in Clonakilty are aware of this and have asked how they can offset this loss.  We are therefore asking our parishioners to set aside each week, the amount of money that they would normally have given in the Offertory Collection and hand it in either to the Parochial House or into the box near St. Anthony’s shrine in the Parish Church or the box near the sanctuary in Darrara Church.

Churches are opening for private prayer.

From Monday 18th May the Church of the Immaculate Conception is open for private prayer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 11am and 2pm. Please enter through the South Door (the side door in the car park) and exit through the North Door on the Western Road side. A one-way system is clearly marked in the church and please follow it and use social distancing.

While sanitisers are available at each door and also at the shrines together with tissues, we recommend that you bring your own. Please use them and dispose of them responsibly. Please read and obey all the notices in the church. They are there for your protection and the protection of your fellow worshippers.

The Sacred Heart Church in Darrara will open on Saturday 23rd May and is open between 2pm and 3pm for private prayer on Saturdays and Sundays. The same procedures with regard to sanitisers, social distancing and notices will apply.

Until Further notice:

Mass is available to everyone (with or without a Facebook account) for daily Mass at 10am and at 11am on Sundays through our Facebook page. The Mass is a live feed through Facebook from the Clonakilty Parish. A video recording of the Mass is available to view for at least 23 hours in the Video section of our Facebook Page.

During these unprecedented times, join us online and stay safe.  Please don’t hesitate to make contact with us by phoning or emailing Clonakilty Parish. Thanking you in advance for your continued generosity and be assured of my prayers.

God bless you all,

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