Fermoy Parish Newsletter
15th Sunday in ordinary Time
12th July 2020
Parish Website:
Fermoy parish office Tel 025 30856
Opening times 9.30 am to 12.30pm

Priest on Sick Call Duty: Fr Brian Boyle Tel: 087-2552276

The Offertory Collection this weekend is for: No Offertory Collection for the time being due to the Covid Pandemic
Last weekend’s Door Collection €1010

Public Mass Resumed: All masses will take place in St Patrick’s (and none in Queen of Peace Church) this is to facilitate the stewarding & seat arrangements that need to take place. In line with social distancing 70 people will be able to attend each mass and there are no bookings being taken for any of the Masses. It is recommended that people wear face masks attending mass. Please sanitises hands on entry to the church
Mass Times: Monday to Saturday 10am
Friday night 7.30pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7.30pm
Sunday 8.30 am, 10.30 am & 12 noon.
Even though public mass are now resumed the moral obligation to attend Sunday Mass & Holy Days is still for the time being, dispensed because the pandemic is still ongoing.

Live Streaming: will continue as follows
Daily Broadcast 10 am Mass (preceded by rosary at 9.40am)
Sunday 10.30am Mass (preceded by rosary at 10.10 am)
Sunday 7.30pm Benediction.

Confession: Saturday 12 noon in the Parish Centre/ Blue Nuns

Baptism: every Saturday at 4.30pm. One Child/family only per Baptism. A maximum of 10 people First Holy

Communion/Confirmation Dates Postponed earlier in the year: New dates will not be set until there is more clarity about the covid 19 restrictions. Thank you for your patience

Sacristan Required for St. Patrick’s Church Fermoy
Applications are invited for the position of Church Sacristan, at St. Patrick’s Church Fermoy. The position by its nature, a part-time, paid position with irregular hours. Approx. 10-15 hours per week.
The role of the Church Sacristan is to prepare the Church for prayer and worship. Their role enables all to celebrate the Eucharist and all other liturgies in a dignified and prayerful manner. They bring practicality and order to their preparations. In this way, whichever celebration is to take place, whether it is daily Mass or yearly Confirmation, weekly Baptisms or weddings, the prayer and liturgy of the celebration flows smoothly.
Much of the work of the sacristan is behind the scenes, often unseen or unnoticed. It is the sacristan who makes sure that all is ready, all is prepared, and all is where it needs to be, before the prayer or liturgy begins. The ministry of the sacristan is marked by reverence, and tidiness as they prepare the church for liturgy and prayer. They also create a sense of welcome and hospitality, and maintain a sense of respect and solemnity.
The Sacristan is responsible for the daily opening and closing of St. Patrick’s Church (7 days a week). The Sacristan is present on Saturday evenings (before and after the Vigil Mass) and for Sunday Masses from 10am to 1pm. The Sacristan is also available for Funerals and Removals. (Which can often run late into the evening), for Weddings, and practices throughout the year. Christmas and Easter are particularly busy periods for the Sacristan, which should be taken into consideration by potential candidates.
The successful candidate will have to be Garda vetted, attend Safeguarding training on a regular basis and fully comply with Diocesan Safeguarding standards and requirements.
Applications in writing please , naming two Character Referees (including contact details) should be sent to;
V. Rev. Brian Boyle Adm. ‘Ravenswood’ Collis Row, Fermoy Co. Cork P61F761 or you may email; Closing date for Applications Friday 18th July.
*Canvassing will disqualify

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