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Updated Wednesday 1 July 2020

Volunteers have been meeting to plan the reopening of churches in the parish for Mass.

Here is a summary of what is planned so far (further updates will be published on the website and you can subscribe to receive Notices directly to your email)


The names of Stewards are published in the Calendar

Click on the event in the calendar to view details

Feeling Unwell?

If you are feeling unwell please pray at home

Mass will continue to be available as a livestream on the website

Sunday Obligation

The Church has clarified that during these extraordinary times there is no obligation to attend Mass on a Sunday. Any single day of the week will suffice.

Weekday Masses

Weekday Masses will begin at Barryroe Parish Church (Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea) from the week beginning Monday 13 July

9:30am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (instead of Fridays)

First Sunday Mass with congregation

The first Sunday Mass with congregation will take place on Sunday 26 July at 9:30am at Barryroe Parish Church (Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea)

On Tuesday 23 June volunteers met to begin planning the reopening of churches in the parish for Mass.

The latest update can be found here

Please could all volunteers provide their details by subscribing here

A Message from Bishop Fintan

Reopening Churches

The next livestream Mass on Sunday 28 June will be broadcast from Barryroe Church

Barryroe Church

At this stage there will be no congregation until volunteers have been organised to help ensure appropriate safe access

Calling Volunteers of all ages!

We need Volunteers

As from the 6th of July Churches can re-open for Mass

However... we can only open with the help of enough volunteers
(the more the merrier!)

The Irish Blessing - over 300 churches from our island sing a blessing over Ireland and beyond ...

The Irish Blessing

The Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea (Barryroe)


Church of the Sacred Heart (Courtmacsherry)

Open every day from 11:00am to 5:00pm

for Personal Visit/Prayer

for your prayer intentions

A message from Father Dave O'Connell during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

A message from Father Dave O'Connell during the coronavirus pandemic


A Message from Bishop Fintan Gavin

Bishop Fintan Gavin message


Good Friday this year is on the 10 April

Father Dave O'Connell invites is to join Bishop Fintan Gavin for the following:

We will pray The Stations of the Cross at 12.00 noon

The Solemn Liturgy of the Passion will be celebrated in The Cathedral at 3:00pm

The Solemn Intercessions will include a special prayer for all afflicted in this time of pandemic.

You should be able to access this at this time via the Live Stream Here

bishop fintan

A series of Prayer Guides from the Diocese

Bringing Holy Week Home

For the first time in living memory most people will not be able to go to their local church for the most sacred week of the year. During Holy Week (between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday) Christians contemplate the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ and prayerfully attend a series of liturgies which are celebrated on the days corresponding to the events in the life of Christ.

Click or Tap here for the full prayer guide

(including a download for each day of Holy Week)

Ceremonies will be live-streamed on the Diocesan Website


Follow this a link

Palm Sunday:

Palm Sunday Mass @ 11.30am

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