THIS SUNDAY’S SERVICE - 16TH MAY 2021
This Sunday’s Service will be a Service of Holy Communion and will be live-streamed from Christ Church, Taney at 11.00am. This Service can be viewed via the Parish Website by clicking on the YouTube link (on the right-hand side of the Home Page) or on YouTube at ‘Taney Parish’.
REOPENING OF TANEY PARISH FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP
The great news is that Christ Church, Taney and St Nahi’s have re-opened for public worship and we can once again gather for worship. We very much look forward to seeing you all back in church where you can be assured of a warm welcome. Safety and the well-being of parishioners is our priority and further down in this Newsletter you will see guidelines that will help to ensure your safety. Please read them carefully. The Church Wardens will be on hand to assist you and please follow their instructions.
Please click here for a list of services for the coming week. You will notice that the midweek Holy Communion service resumes on Wednesday 12th May at 10.00 am.
Please note the Sunday service in Christ Church remains at 11.00 am for the month of May. We will revert to our normal pattern of services from the first Sunday in June (Sunday 6th June).
SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR RETURNING TO IN-PERSON WORSHIP FROM 10th MAY
50 are permitted to attend Places of Worship for recommencement of Religious Services. As with previous reopening for services, the following protective measures continue to apply:
- 2m social distancing guidelines adhered to (members of the same household can sit/stand close together)
- Wearing of face coverings
- Where possible separate points of entrance and exit, clearly marked
- No congregation by people outside the premises before and after any service
- Stewards on site to assist in this regard
TANEY SUMMERFEST (Month of June)
As previously mentioned here and on Facebook it will not be possible to hold the annual Parish Fête in the grounds of the church this year. This is the second year where the Fête has not materialised due to the current pandemic. The Fête Committee are planning a virtual Summer Fête this year. The Summerfest will run for throughout the month of June commencing on Thursday 3rd June. All details can be found by clicking here or on Facebook. All events are bookable through the ‘Eventbrite’ platform which are listed against each event on the website. We thank you in advance for your continued support.
IRISH TIMES FEATURE - BELLRINGERS
During the course of the past week the Irish Times visited Taney Parish where they recorded interviews with regards the Church re-opening and the recommencement of the ringing of Church bells. To view the article/video please click on the following link.
In relation to the above and the fact that the Fête cannot happen for the second year, we are appealing to all our parishioners, friends and the local community who would normally support the Fête to consider making a financial donation in the amount that you would otherwise have spent on the day. If you are in a position to support your parish we would welcome any contribution; and donations can be made through the parish website at www.taneyparish.ie and clicking on the ‘DONATE’ button or by phoning the Parish Office on 01-2985491. Please spread the word.
We continue to make contact with Parishioners who have been admitted to hospital either by telephone or the sending of a card. Where appropriate, the Hospital Chaplain is also informed so that he/she is also aware of your presence. However, in these unprecedented days even the chaplains may not be granted access to patients in the wards and they again make contact by card or telephone. However, to receive any form of Pastoral Care it is important that you inform the Parish Office if you or a family member need to be admitted to hospital. We are also happy to include those who so wish in our Parish Prayer List.
LECTORS & INTERCESSORS
We value the Ministry of those who read the Scripture readings and lead the Intercessions at the Sunday morning services. If you would be interested in joining this group, please contact the Parish Office (01-2985491) as we have some vacancies at present.
We have a number of Parishioners who would dearly love to attend Sunday Services when churches iopen up for worship once again, and who require transport. If you feel in any way that you could offer to collect one or two of these parishioners it would be very much appreciated. Please contact the parish office or one of the clergy if you can assist.
The Parish Centre and Parish Office remains closed to personal callers at this time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01) 298 5491 and we will do our best to help remotely. The Parish Office phone will be attended from 9.30am - 12.30pm Monday-Friday.
Parish Website: www.taneyparish.ie
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On-call telephone number. The clergy now operate a designated emergency telephone number: 083 477 1673.
This number may be called in case or cases of pastoral emergency only, should there be no reply from the parish office or clergy numbers.