Latest Information in relation to guidelines during the pandemic

Masses, weekdays and Sundays, continue as they are at present. There are two main hubs in Holy Rosary to ensure that we can follow the guidelines regarding an attendance of 100. Each holds 50. The front hub should be full before the back hub begins to be filled. It is only in the situation of the number exceeding 100 that the side aisles should be used. For receiving Holy Communion, when there is only one celebrant, in the case of having people in the side aisles, they should approach for Communion first and then return to their seats. The front hub receives next and then the celebrant goes to the centre and the back hub receives there.

Attendances at Funerals remain at 50.

Weddings in Holy Rosary can accommodate 100 only if the hub system is used. In order to keep within the guidelines social distancing needs to be kept and so, in Ballintotis Church for weddings, it will remain as 50.

The details regarding First Holy Communions and Confirmation remain the same. Discussion in relation to their celebration will take place in September.

The celebration of Baptisms can resume again after August 5th. Those who have already sent in request forms will be contacted by the parish in due course. Under public guidelines, gatherings after the ceremony are not allowed. In keeping within the spirit of these guidelines the number of people who can attend in the church is limited to 10. We thank you for your cooperation and as we progress through the next few weeks we will keep things under review in line with any further guidelines given to us.