Mass Under COVID Restrictions

Return of Public Worship

Diocese of Down and Connor - COVID-19 Guidance: 15 February 2022


The Church will be open all day for private prayer from Monday 20th February.


Social Distancing

Parishes may remove measures put in place to ensure social distancing, such as closed off pews.
Face Coverings

The Diocese strongly recommends that face coverings be worn at all times while in the church and throughout liturgical celebrations, even when seated.

Hand Sanitisers

Hand sanitisers will continue to be provided at the entrances and other appropriate points in the Church.

Holy Water Fonts, missalettes, bulletins etc.

For the time being, holy water fonts will remain empty.

Missalettes/bulletins will not become available as we are becoming a paperless parish. Please sign up to our Mailing list or visit our Website or Facebook for Bulletins.

Sick-calls and First-Friday Visits

There is no restriction on making emergency or routine pastoral visits. Priests and other ministers should continue to exercise caution when undertaking sick-calls and making visits to the sick and housebound. All mitigations, such as face coverings and good hand hygiene should continue to be observed as previously advised.

The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy days remains suspended at this time.