• The Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

    Letter to Parents regarding the Celebration of The Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Parish of Glenmore.

     

    6th May 2021.

     

    Dear Parents,

     

    I am aware that in these difficult days many families are anxiously awaiting dates for the celebration of the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Even though the churches will re open for public worship on Monday 10th May we still have not been given the go ahead to hold parish celebrations at this time.

     

    Therefore a decision has been taken to celebrate First Holy Communion in the Autumn of 2021 and a date will be provided at later stage.

     

    With regard to the celebration of Confirmation a decision has been taken to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the current 5th class later in the year or early 2022.

     

    Once further clarification has been received and when we are permitted to hold parish celebrations like Confirmation, the current 6th class Confirmation candidates will be accommodated first and a date will follow when we are in a position to do so. We would hope to have further clarity over the coming weeks when the living with Covid guidelines are updated once again by the government.

     

    I would like to this opportunity to thank the teachers in our parish schools for their great work in continuing to support and work with the children in preparation for when the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation can be celebrated in our parish safely. I would also like to thank you, the parents who continue this great work at home and who continue to support children during a year when they have suffered disruption through school closures and separation from friends. I am very grateful for your patience at this time I know it is very frustrating and difficult on you all.

     

    However for now we must do our best not facilitate the spread of Covid.

     

    With every good wish.

    Fr. Tom

     

     

     

    Reopening for Public Worship from Monday 10th May

    Public worship will resume in The Church of St. James Glenmore on Monday 10th of May and we are delighted to be able to welcome you all back. Please note the following -

    • In Glenmore Church the maximum allowed in the church will be 50 and once this number has been reached we will be not be in a position to allow further entry to the church. While we understand this will be difficult we would ask you to have patience with the ushers and to follow their instructions.
    • Please use the hand sanitiser provided when entering the church and entery will be through the main door where an usher will guide you to your seat.
    • Exit will be on pew by pew basis and will be via the side doors where hand sanitiser will be available for your use. Please be mindful of social distancing outside the church after mass.
    • We would asks people to come for Holy Communion pew by pew, in singe file and to adhere to the 2m social distancing markings on the floor.
    • Collection Boxes will be available at the door for you to make your offerings.
    • Currently the obligation to attend Sunday Mass if lifted so if you feel more comfortable to attend a weekday mass please do so.
    • The church as has always' been the case through out this pandemic  will sanitised after each mass and during the day when the church will be open for private prayer.
    • All masses will continue to be live streamed and will be available on the radio handset also.
  • Welcome to St. James' Parish Glenmore.

    "Before you speak it is necessary for you to listen, For God speaks in the silence of the heart"

  • All bookings for funerals, weddings, baptism and anniversary masses must be made directly with Fr. O' Toole.

     

    The sick and house bound of the Parish are visited by Fr. O' Toole on the first Friday of every month. Should anyone wish to be added to this list please contact Fr O' Toole to arrange.

  • Mass Times

    Divine Mercy Prayers will be said after Morning Mass on Wednesday 12th May and will be available on the radio handset and Live Streamed through the usual channels.

     

    For the Month of May The Rosary will be recited at every mass celebrated in the Chruch of St James.

     

    Mass Times

     

    Satruday 8th May No Mass

    Sunday 9th May 11.00am

    Monday 10th May 10.00am

    Tuesday 11th May 10.00am

    Wednesday 12th May 10.00am

    Thursday 13th May 10.00m

    Friday 14th May 10.00m

    Saturday 15th May 7.00pm

    Jimmy & Peggy Irish, Ballinlammy.

    Sunday 16th May 11.00am

    John Heffernan, Aylwardstown.

     

    Recently Deceased

    Mrs. Nellie ( Ellen) O' Connor, Ballyveria.

    Anniversaries:

    Jimmy & Peggy Irish, Ballinlammy.

    John Heffernan, Aylwardstown.

    William Fitzgerald, Rickersland.

     

     

    Reflection: I am the Great Sun: from a Normandy Crucifix of 1652. 

     

    I am the great sun, but you do not see me,

    I am your husband, but you turn away.

    I am the captive, but you do not free me,

    I am the captain but you will not obey.

    I am the truth, but you will not believe me,

    I am the city where you will not stay.

    I am your wife, your child, but you will leave me,

    I am that God to whom you will not pray.

    I am your counsel, but you will not hear me,

    I am your lover whom you will betray.

    I am the victor but you will not cheer me

    I am the holy dove whom you will slay.

    I am your life, but if you will not name me, Seal up your soul with tears, and never blame me. (Charles Causley)

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • View our Current Parish Newsletter here

    Newsletter for 8th/9th May 2021.

  • Glenmore Parish Mass Streaming Service

    Weekday masses will be streamed live at 10.00 am

    The 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday of the month at 7.00 pm

    Every Sunday at 11.00 am

     

    The Divine Mercy Prayer's will also be live streamed on Facebook and will be available on the handset directly after 10.00 am mass on Wednesday 's

     

  • Donate

    Your support of our parish is greatly appreciated and many thanks to all who contribute but if you feel you would like to contribute to our parish. Please contact our Parish Office to register for envelopes which facilitate regular contributions to our parish. Alternatively contributions by standing order can be arranged.

    Currently the main sources of income into Parish Funds is derived from weekly envelope collection and the offertory basket collection at Mass / First Sunday door collection. All of this money is lodged to the Parish account and is used for the day to day running expenses / upkeep of Parish Hall, Car Park, Church and Graveyard.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • St James' Parish Glenmore

    Charity Reg No. 20015831

     

    Located in South Kilkenny in the Diocese of Ossory.

    The Parish Church is dedicated to St James the Apostle.

     

    Parish Priest: Very Rev, Thomas O' Toole

    Parochial House, Glenmore Via Waterford, Co. Kilkenny

    Telephone: 051 880080, Mobile: 087 2240787, Email: tm5-tle@hotmail.com

     

    All bookings for funerals, weddings, baptism and anniversary masses must be made directly with

    Fr. O' Toole.

     

    The sick and house bound of the Parish are visited by Fr. O' Toole on the first Friday of every month. Should anyone wish to be added to this list please contact Fr O' Toole to arrange.

     

    Baptisms Saturday at 5.00pm and Sunday at 11.00am

    Confessions after 7.00 pm mass every 1st and 3rd Saturday evening.

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