St. Brigids Parish Newsletter

June 20th 2021

Mass Intentions

Sat. June 19th Vigil 5.00pm John Joe Holian.

Sun. June 20th 10.30am People of the Parish.


Mass Times

Saturday: Vigil Mass: 5.00pm. Sunday: 10.30am.Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 10.00am.



We pray as a community this week for Kathleen Burke, Rian Luachra, Michael Togher, Rian Luachra, John Paul Barrett, Ballybrit, Cormac Mac Liathain, Castle Park whom God has called home and whose funerals we celebrated recently. May they rest in peace.


NUI Galway Adult Learners Information Evening

Takes place online on Wednesday 23rd June from 7-8.30pm. Come and learn about the extensive range of part-time and online courses NUI Galway has to offer during their virtual open evening. Register at:


Adult Drumming Courses

These fun, engaging and educational Adult Drumming Courses are by Just Art It. They offer 3 times throughout the week so they can suit your schedule: Mon. or Thurs from 7pm to 8.30pm plus Fri. from 11am - 12.30pm. All instruments are provided Further information available from 091 374006.


Church Opening Times

Daily from 10.00am – 3.00pm.



Baptisms are celebrated here in St. Brigid’s Church on the 4th Saturday of each month at 4.00pm. Those wishing to book a Baptism please contact the Parish Office 091 755381.


Weekly Envelopes

Are available for collection at the back of the Church after each Mass.


Diocesan Newsletter - Spring Issue

The e-newsletter is available online at


Aware Support & Self Care Group

Aware is running a number of a Phone-in Support & Self Care Groups each week. They are peer groups for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and mood related conditions. To register


Support For Women

COPE Galway support women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Phone 091 565985.


COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024



Those wishing to attend Mass will be a case of FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. It is important therefore, that you come early to ensure a seat, as the number allowed the Church is still 50.Your name and number will be taken at the door for contact tracing purposes.


As you will be aware by now, only 50 people are permitted to attend Mass as we return.

Saturday evening Mass at 5.00pm and Sunday Morning at 10.30am.

Every precaution will be taken to ensure the safety of those attending Mass to prevent the spread of COVID 19.


It is most important therefore that anyone returning to Mass takes particular note of the following directions:


It is now a requirement that everyone wear a face covering/mask when attending Mass or entering the Church.


  • Come to the Church at least 10 mins. before Mass is due to start. (Doors will be closed as Mass begins or when we have reached the maximum number shown above.)


  • It is advised that everyone wash their hands before leaving home to come to Mass.


  • You will be required to sanitize your hands as you enter the church.


  • A Steward will direct you to your seat where a strict 2 metre social distance must be observed.


  • Family groups or those already sharing accommodation will sit together.


  • Stewards will guide you to your seat and signs and floor markings will guide you while in the church.


  • Stewards will also direct you on how to safely leave the church.


  • Directions will be given from the altar regarding coming for Communion. (Every precaution will be taken to ensure that Communion is distributed safely)


  • The Sacristy will be off-limits to all except the priest.


  • Hands to be sanitized also before and after using the toilet facilities.



  • The dispensation from the obligation to come to Mass is still in place for anyone fearful of returning on the first weekend in July.


  • Should you feel unwell or have any sympoms which may suggest you have COVID 19, please refrain from coming to Mass.


  • Anyone with an underlying condition as well as those who have been cocooning should exercise caution on return to Mass.


Weekday Mass: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 10am. In the present circumstances weekday Mass fulfils the obligation to attend Mass.



Heartlink West 

Croí Heart & Stroke Charity recently launched Heartlink West, a new free daily service for heart and stroke patients. Heartlink West will provide support from their community based, multi-disciplinary health team of nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians and physical activity specialists. For further information phone 091 544310 or visit


Healthy Galway City New Website The site will act as an information hub, signposting people to reliable sources of health and wellbeing information and useful resources, as well as promoting local programmes and events, which aim to promote the health and wellbeing of the people of Galway City.


Child Protection

St. Brigid's Parish is committed to the protection of all children, young people and vulnerable adults in our parish. The Galway Diocesan Policy on Safeguarding Children, Young people and Vulnerable Adults is available on



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