Parishioners in Clonakilty are being asked to consider installing a radio receiver in their homes, so they can get ceremonies transmitted from the local Catholic church.
PARISHIONERS in Clonakilty are being asked to consider installing a radio receiver in their homes, so they can get ceremonies transmitted from the local Catholic church.
The Church of Immaculate Conception, is carrying out a survey of local homes, to see if they would be interested. They need 100 participants to make it viable.
For a one-off cost of €40 for the receiver, homeowners could tune into broadcasts from the church, if they are unable to attend themselves.
The idea is to bring daily Mass and seasonal ceremonies to the housebound of the Parish and, when up and running, the parish will consider other occasions.
The suggestion was made by a sub-committee of the recently formed Clonakilty Parish Assembly.
The transmissions would be received within a five to seven-mile radius of the church, which is on the corner of Bridge Street and Western Road in Clonakilty.
The broadcasts would be of particular interest to old or infirm church-goers, who would like to take part in ceremonies, but are unable to get to the church regularly.
Those interested are asked to complete a short survey, available at Clonakilty and Darrara church entrances, and address it to Radio Project, The Sacristy, Clonakilty Parish Church, or text Philip Joyce at 087-2373475 or email [email protected] by Sunday, October 18th.