Tuesday

14

July

2020

New arrangements for Private Prayer, Mass and Sacraments

There are changes to the times of Church Opening for Private Prayer.

Private Prayer in the Church will be from Monday through to Saturday from 1.00pm to 2.30pm

To facilitate Baptisms the Church will not be open for Private Prayer on Sundays.

Mass times for Public celebration are Monday Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am Saturday 6.00pm Sunday 10.30am

Mass will continued to be broadcast everyday as stated on the Parish Website

The Parish Office is now opened, due to the regulations and guidelines around COVID 19 there Office and Parochial House are closed to one-to-one personal contact; all business needs to be conducted by email or telephone. Person-to-person meeting will take place in the church meeting rooms.

Sacraments

Baptism

Please contact the Parish Office by email, ONLY. drumbo@downandconnor.org. We ask people to continue to be patient.

The Sacraments of First Confession and Confirmation have already taken place in our parish before lockdown.

First Communion however did not and will be celebrated probably towards the end of September.  This will be discussed with our Primary schools when they return in August.

Given the present guidelines this will only involve the child for First Communion and two adults.

Marriage

Under recent guidelines and regulations issued by the NI Assembly weddings can now take place in Church.

We are required to provide volunteers to assist with the social distancing regulations and the number of guests possible will be constrained by this and the capacity of our church please check with Fr Michael before inviting guests to your wedding.