St. Brigids Parish Newsletter

October 17th 2021

Mass Intentions

Sat. Oct. 16th Vigil 5.00pm People of the Parish

Sun. Oct. 17th 10.30am Margaret Lee (A)

Sat. Oct. 23rd Vigil 5.00pm Mike Connolly (A) Mary & Michael O’ Toole (A)

Sun. Oct. 24th 10.30am People of the Parish


Ballybane Men’s Shed

You can purchase kindling at our clubhouse on the old Monivea Road from 9am to 12pm, Monday to Friday. Call 086 0832349.


Social Inclusion Webinar

On Monday October 18th from 11am - 1pm join the Social Inclusion Webinar run by ARD Family Resource Centre Doughiska, as part of Social Inclusion Week. The event aims to highlight various different areas of discrimination - Workplace, Disability, LGBT, Traveller, and Direct Provision. Text 083 3217083.


Mental Health Month Series

As part of Galway Sports Partnership Mental Health Month series, they have partnered up with Dr. Eddie Murphy, well known TV Psychologist once again to bring - Supporting Your Teen on October 20th.


Drama for Teens

On every Thursday evening for 13-18 year olds from 5.30-7pm in ARD Family Resource Centre. Call or text Tara,Foróige086 008 2642.


Sharing the Good News

'Sharing the Good News', the newsletter for parishes and diocese, features an article on: Bishop Brendan Leahy welcomes publication of Vatican document on Synodality and can be downloaded at


Coping and Hoping

Asking the right questions in a time of crisis – facilitated by Jim Cogley, takes place on October 22nd at 10am in Croi Nua Spirituality Centre, Taylors Hill.Information available 091 520960 / 087 2980564.


Help To Keep Our Church Open

Please help maintain our church and support our Parish Priest by giving a small weekly contribution. Your support will help with the maintenance of our Church, the house, the office and the priest. The Bank forms are at the back of the Church or from the parish office for you to complete and return to the parish or your local bank.


Bringing Community Together

Fr. Martin is planning to organise some community activities during the coming months. The Community Activities Sheets are available at the back of the Church for you to take and complete.


Mass Times

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


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.


Support For Women

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




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.


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.



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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