2 September 2020

Parish News


  • The public celebration of Sunday Masses will recommence on Saturday evening 5th September subject to the following guidelines as proposed by the Irish Bishops Conference, the H.S.E and Archbishop Kieran.

The Guidelines are as follows:

  •  Please observe the social distancing guidelines (2m) on entering and leaving the Church.
  • Please sit in pew places that are clearly labelled.
  • People coming from different households must sit 2m apart in same pew ie. at either end of it.
  • People coming from the same household may sit together in the same pew.
  • Bear in mind the capacity of both churches is reduced to 50 people. This is because of the Govt. regulations.
  • On entering and leaving the church, please sanitise your hands.
  • Please observe and heed the Covid-19 notices inside and outside of churches.
  • For the reception of Holy Communion, please observe the 2m social distancing guideline. There will be floor markings to help and guide you. 
  • Stewards will be in place, to guide you to your pews and will be there to direct you at Holy Communion time. . Please co-operate with them, Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass.
  • There will be a one-way system in operation in both churches. Entry is by the main door and exit by the side doors
  • Please place your envelopes/offerings in the box which is situated in the main porch of Church.
  • Please observe the 2m Social distancing guidelines in Church grounds.

If you wish to attend Sunday Mass please bear the following in mind:

  • The capacity in each of the Churches has been reduced to 50 people.
  • The dispensation from Sunday and Holyday of Obligation is extended for the time being. You may attend a weekday Mass instead of Sunday Mass.
  • The Dept. of Health strongly recommends that people who are over 70, or have a condition which makes them medically vulnerable should stay at home as much as possible.
  • People who may have COVID-19 symptoms are advised to remain at home.
  • The wearing of face coverings is strongly recommended for everyone attending Sunday Masses except for those under 13 and those with a medical condition.

Altar boys and girls will re-commence serving Mass at a later date.

Readers will begin reading at Mass also at a later date.

The weekend Mass times are as follows:.

Saturday 7pm-Borrisoleigh

Sunday 9.30-Ileigh

Sunday 11am-Borrisoleigh.

Thought for the week:  If you don’t have time to pray and read scriptures, you are busier than God ever intended you to be.

Recipe of the Week

Creamy, Garlicky Mushroom and Spinach Toast


2 tbsp olive oil 

1 tsp butter

2 large garlic cloves, crushed

6 large mushrooms, sliced

2 tsp thyme leaves

Large handful of spinach

Salt and pepper

3 heaped tsp of sour cream

Small handful of grated cheese (I used mature white cheddar)

2 slices of toasted bread (I usually use sourdough or crusty bread)


  1. Place a large frying pan on a low heat. Now warming, add butter, olive oil and garlic. Allow to sauté for 2 minutes.

  2. Add sliced mushrooms, 1 tsp of thyme leaves to the pan and stir. Increase heat slightly to medium and allow to fry for 5ish minutes.

  3. Next add spinach to pan, reducing heat to low and allow to wilt. Stir through all the ingredients.

  4. Season with plenty of salt and pepper. Mushrooms adore seasoning and it helps to bring together all of the flavours.

  5. Place sour cream into pan, reduce heat to lowest setting and combine slowly. Next add cheese. I usually use a mature white cheddar but whatever flavours you prefer are perfect!

  6. Toast 2 slices of bread. I love sourdough and usually use that but again choose what suits your own tastes.

  7. This is an excellent base for so many things. It’s lovely as a side or a starter. It can be served as a sauce with meat in particular steak, pork or chicken. You could also make the sauce thinner and used as a delicious pasta sauce. Great for brunch or lunch too, the possibilities are endless. Enjoy! X

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Liam Costello, Tom Leahy and Timmy McSherry

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