IN a note in last week’s parish newsletters, people attending mass were urged to consider wearing masks once more.
Parish priest Father Arnold Rosney said that while people are not being compelled to wear masks, it is wise to do so.
“All I’m doing is trying to encourage people to wear a mask again, just inviting them to think of their own safety and the safety of everyone else when we gather for mass.
“Crowds do attend mass, especially at the time of funerals. I feel its responsible on my part to alert them to the fact that there are huge Covid numbers and a lot of people with flus and sickness, and there’s the situation in our hospitals.”
Priests and eucharistic ministers at local masses will be wearing them while giving out communion, he added.
Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.