Valentia

PLEASE FIND THE LINK FOR THE NEWSLETTER FOR SUNDAY 30th MAY 2020 IN THE NEWSLETTER SECTION.

Our Parish is a group of families and individuals who strive to live out the Gospel message. The Gospel gives meaning, direction and hope to our lives. We believe that Christ came that we might have life and have it to the full. If you are new to our Parish community and would like to find out more about us please feel free to contact us.
email address: valentia@dioceseofkerry.ie

Pope Francis’s Prayer to Mary during Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign

of salvation and  of hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, health of the Sick,

Who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.

Your, Salvation of the Roman People,

Know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that,

As in Cana of Galilee,

We may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

 to conform to the will of the Father and to do

As we are told by Jesus,

Who has taken upon himself our sufferings?

And carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross,

To the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

A link to live streaming of Masses from The O’Connell Memorial Church in Cahirciveen can be found in the Mass times section of this website.

 Baptism and Marriage Ceremonies information: Please click on the links below :

Marriage / Wedding Planning Summary;  

Baptism.

Funeral Arrangement 

If you wish to book Baptism,Weddings ,Stations,House Masses etc.Please contact The Parish Office in Cahirsiveen

Mon-Fri 10 am – 2 pm

Phone:066-9472210 or 087-2324171

Guidelines for the diocese of Kerry.
As promised last Friday I now issue ongoing guidelines for the diocese. These guidelines will endure until the Government indicate they are no longer necessary.
• Regarding Masses (daily and weekend) and other liturgies in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: no public Masses with a congregation will be celebrated until further notice.
• Churches will be open each day for private prayer. In attending church people are asked to follow all guidelines, including hand –washing before coming to church and on return home, keeping their distance from any person they meet, and also minimising their touching of hard surfaces.
• Adoration groups have asked for some guidance. Any who wish to spend a period in prayer can do so from any seat in the church with their focus on the tabernacle. Exposition is not to take place as it would draw people to sit in the seats immediately in front of the monstrance and thus increase the risk of the virus being contacted. The continuance of ringing the church bell at 11am on Sunday morning is recommended. Any who hear it will be reminded that we are never alone, Christ is with us, our strength and guide. At 11am each Sunday it is a call to us all to pause and spend a few minutes with God in prayer, uniting with all in our diocese. Many have remarked that doing this is a positive experience. Last weekend was a difficult weekend for us all, – the initial adjustment mental and physical to ‘social distancing’. Now people are adjusting well and feel more at ease. We realise that we must give full cooperation to our government and the HSE. So many people have shown great personal qualities and great wisdom. There are so many examples of the ‘good neighbour’ and it does all our hearts good. I have in mind all the people putting the word out in their community, by phone or on-line, that they are available to help anyone in need. Also many people have expressed their appreciation of their parish for prayer and for Masses. Many have joined us on the Mass on line- via live streaming. We thank you for joining us from your own home. Let us all continue to pray for each other and look out for one another at this difficult time for all of us.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!

Notice from the Diocese:

 It is recommended that people keep the required distance as outlined by the HSE during these weeks. While Churches remain open for private individual prayer the new regulations specifically ask that “all visiting ensure adequate physical distancing. In the interest of safety and well- being, please observe these guidelines.  Please refer to the Public Information Booklet delivered to each household.

 

 

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The parish of Valentia will be served by the priests of the Iveragh Pastoral Area, with Fr. Larry Kelly as Moderator.
 Valentia,
 Co. Kerry.
 066-9476104. Fax: 066-9476408
 e:mail: valentia@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Valentia Parish Newsletter 30th May 2020

Valentia Parish Newsletter 15th May 2020

 

Guidelines for the diocese of Kerry.
As promised last Friday I now issue ongoing guidelines for the diocese. These guidelines will endure until the Government indicate they are no longer necessary.
• Regarding Masses (daily and weekend) and other liturgies in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: no public Masses with a congregation will be celebrated until further notice.
• Churches will be open each day for private prayer. In attending church people are asked to follow all guidelines, including hand –washing before coming to church and on return home, keeping their distance from any person they meet, and also minimising their touching of hard surfaces.
• Adoration groups have asked for some guidance. Any who wish to spend a period in prayer can do so from any seat in the church with their focus on the tabernacle. Exposition is not to take place as it would draw people to sit in the seats immediately in front of the monstrance and thus increase the risk of the virus being contacted. The continuance of ringing the church bell at 11am on Sunday morning is recommended. Any who hear it will be reminded that we are never alone, Christ is with us, our strength and guide. At 11am each Sunday it is a call to us all to pause and spend a few minutes with God in prayer, uniting with all in our diocese. Many have remarked that doing this is a positive experience. Last weekend was a difficult weekend for us all, - the initial adjustment mental and physical to ‘social distancing’. Now people are adjusting well and feel more at ease. We realise that we must give full cooperation to our government and the HSE. So many people have shown great personal qualities and great wisdom. There are so many examples of the ‘good neighbour’ and it does all our hearts good. I have in mind all the people putting the word out in their community, by phone or on-line, that they are available to help anyone in need. Also many people have expressed their appreciation of their parish for prayer and for Masses. Many have joined us on the Mass on line- via live streaming. We thank you for joining us from your own home. Let us all continue to pray for each other and look out for one another at this difficult time for all of us.
HAPPY Easter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Mass times for the Winter months:

Sunday Mass at 11.15 am alternating between the Chapeltown Church and Knightstown Church every second weekend

CHURCH WEEKDAYS SATURDAY SUNDAY HOLY DAYS
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Knightstown Tuesday

9.30am

  11.15am alternating with Chapeltown  
Church of St Dorarca and St Teresa, Chapeltown Friday 6.00pm   11.15am alternating with Knightstown  

If you would like to  watch Mass live from the O' Connell Memorial Church:

Click on the link below :

Live Streaming:

Main Altar in the O' Connell Memorial Church