Tuesday

14

July

2020

New arrangements for Private Prayer, Mass and Sacraments

There are change 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.

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 still closed but we aim to open it again on the 27th July, 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 and aware that the Office is not yet fully open

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 or in October. This will be discussed with our Primary schools when the return in August.

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

However any Parent who would like their child to receive First Communion over the summertime are asked to email or telephone the Parish Office and arrangements can be made with Fr Michael.

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.