Return to the Public Pastoral Life of the Church in the Tuam Province

This Guidance document, Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God, incorporates the principles expressed in the Framework Document for a Return to the Public Celebration of Mass and the Sacraments published by the Irish Episcopal Conference. We hope that many in our parish communities will be inspired to respond with generosity and energy in helping to renew and strengthen the four pillars of parish life: worship, word, community and outreach to those in need.

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Resource 1 – Parish Support Team and Volunteer Roles
Resource 2 – Risk Assessment
Resource 3 – Training
Resource 4 – Cleaning
Resource 5 – Use of PPE
Resource 6 – Stewarding
Resource 7 – Distribution of Holy Communion
Resource 8 – Communications and Signage
Resource 9 A – Human Resources – Checklist for Management of Staff and Volunteers
Resource 9 B – Human Resources – Return to Work Form and Checklist
Resource 10 – Parish Policy Statement

Resource 11 – Responding to an Outbreak
Resource 12 – Church Readiness Form

In addition, we hope these training videos will assist parishes in preparation: 

  1. Safe and Effective Use of PPE:   https://youtu.be/8WgXLuBruqk  
  2. Stewarding:   https://youtu.be/PvrMceCaRmQ 
  3. Cleaning:   https://youtu.be/MNT-jhqiOdA   
  4. Hand Hygiene, Respiratory Etiquette and Physical Distancing:   https://youtu.be/12ze04YLGjA
  5. Communications and Signage:   https://youtu.be/H_j8GcbsHSA
  6. Distributing Holy Communion:   https://youtu.be/fCdKEsFJo_E