Return to Public Mass
A Covid 19 Team has been established in the parish to help prepare for
and implement the return to public Mass.
Please note that there is no
pressure on anyone to attend for Sunday worship as people continue to be
dispensed from their Sunday obligation but we wish to reassure people that all
steps are being taken to ensure that our Church is a safe place.
The dispensation from Sunday
and Holy Day obligations continues.
All Masses will be broadcast via the webcam.
There will be no Holy Water in any of the fonts and no physical sign of
peace during Mass.
Holy Communion will be distributed to the hand only.
Lay Readers and Eucharistic Ministers will not be required for the time
Households/families should come together to the same Mass and sit
together – this should allow for greater capacity in the Church.
People are reminded of the
importance of sanitising their hands when entering the Church.
People who are vulnerable or unwell and especially those with any
symptoms that might suggest COVID 19 infection should stay at home. The same applies to those who have been in
recent contact with someone who has the virus.
Church Stewards will be available at all Masses to monitor the numbers
entering the Church and to guide parishioners to available seats. Please take guidance from them as they are
there for your safety and wellbeing.
If and when the capacity is reached no one else should enter the Church. Please be guided by our volunteer Church Stewards
without whom our Church could not open and please do not be offended if you are
not able to enter the Church.
We must follow the guidelines as laid down for everyone’s safety and
There will be boxes for the weekly parish collection - this will be
taken up by the Church Stewards at the
bottom of the main aisles when people are leaving Mass.
Further information in relation to public Masses will be available in
the coming days and as we look forward to returning for public worship, we pray
that the Lord may continue to bless and guide all who are part of our Parish