Guidelines for Returning to Public Mass

We look forward to returning to the public celebration of Mass on Friday 26th March 2021. 

As we return, please bear the following in mind:

  • There is no obligation to attend Mass, even on a Sunday.
  • Churches have been ‘fogged’ to kill any infection.
  • Doors and windows will be open for ventilation.
  • Time inside the Church will be kept to a minimum.
  • Observe the 1-way system in St Mary’s Church, Altinure.
  • If you do attend Mass, please observe the following:
    • Use Hand Sanitiser on entry.
    • A face covering is compulsory while inside.
    • Do not sit on blocked-off pews.
    • Families/ Households can sit together on a pew.
    • No more than 2 people from different households on other pews, at least 2m apart.
    • Do not stand in the porchway or the back of the Church.
    • Stay 2m apart when queueing for Holy Communion & leaving the Church, leaving your pew row by row.
    • Receive Communion only on the hand. 
    • Take missalettes home, they cannot be reused.

As guidelines change and restrictions are eased, the advice will be updated.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Fr Micheál


Holy Communion to the Sick and Housebound during Lockdown

Parishioners who have been bringing Holy Communion on Sundays to their isolating relatives are welcome to call to the Parochial House in Fincairn at 10am on Sunday morning to collect Holy Communion.
If this time is inconvenient, give the Parochial House a call and something else can be arranged.
Thank you.

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