Update as of 29th January 2021
Our Churches remain open – for solitary prayer – during daylight hours; Please note that due to the current government restrictions, all Masses will be online only for the foreseeable future. Please continue to do your best to follow all the instructions which prevent the spread of Coronavirus
Other Liturgies & Sacraments:
For Funerals only 10 mourners are permittred in Church for the Funeral Mass, and no gathering of mourners outside on Church grounds;
For Wedddings, only 6 guests in the Church for the Mass/Ceremony.
Baptisms are not currently permitted;
Due to so many (baptisms) being postponed in recent times, Fr. Paddy will do everything he can to facilitate Baptisms once permitted to do so by Public Health directives.
During the course of the Pandemic, we in the Parish, have been following the best practice outlined by both the Public Health and The Archdiocese of Armagh.
We formed a Covid-19 Advisory Committee consisting of Fr. Paddy & two representatives from the Parish Finance Committee, and two from the Parish Pastoral Council. This committee met, and ensured that both Churches were laid out safely to ensure social distancing and maximum capacity levels. (The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tenure can accommodate a maximum of 100 People in 2 x (50 person) Pods. The Church of Our Lady of the Nativity, Fieldstown can accommodate a maximum of 50 people).
Automatic disinfectant gel dispensers were placed at the doors, and the Churches are sprayed regularly with medical grade disinfectant using a spray-fogger which ensures that exposed surfaces are treated.
Parishioners are asked to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and enter and leave the Church promptly.
We are doing everything we can to help keep those attending our Churches safe. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Fr. Paddy