The parish Covid-19 Committee met this week to discuss the recent easing of restrictions (6th September – see here for webpage), and what that means for the parish – especially for the liturgies in the Churches.
50% Capacity (regardless of immunity status of attendees)
The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tenure can now accommodate up to 150 members of the congregation.
The Church of Our Lady of the Nativity, Fieldstown can now accommodate up to 75 members of the congregation.
Stewards will be on hand to assist parishioners find a place that is comfortable for them.
Masks will still be required, as will hand sanitising. Please try and maintain as much social distancing as possible, especially when moving in/out of the Church, and while receiving Holy Communion.
Distribution of Holy Communion
Holy Communion will now be distributed at the traditional time in the Mass – ie, at The Communion Rite, following the Lord’s Prayer, and the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)
Please follow the direction of the Stewards.
Please allow as much social distancing as possible while preparing to receive and following reception of the Eucharist.
Please only receive Holy Communion in the hand
Please try and sanitise your hands (gels will be freely available throughout the Church) after touching your mask.
Please do not linger inside the Church after Mass is concluded.
The Church will be sanitised after each Mass.
All other measures (ie seats cordoned off, collection baskets at the Church doors, one way systems) will remain in place until the 22nd October, at the earliest. A further review will be held by the Parish covid-19 committee at that time.
Thank you to our committee members, our stewards, and indeed to all our parishioners for co-operating with these measures designed to keep the Church as safe a space as possible.