Saint Paul’s Parish extends a warm welcome to parishioners to attend our Weekday and Sunday Masses.
At this present time, we have the capacity to accommodate 80 people within our Church. In the event of over-capacity, parishioners can, if they so wish, remain outside, and come into the Church to receive the Blessed Sacrament. Church doors will always remain open when Mass is being celebrated.
The following measures have been introduced for our safety.
- Ushers will greet you at the church entrance and assign you a seat.
- Hand sanitisers are provided. It is necessary to use them at all times.
- You are invited to make an offering at the entrance to the Church – there is a red box clearing marked for your attention where offertory envelopes and donations can be given. Naturally, in the interest of safety collection baskets will not be passed around.
- Offertory envelopes and donations can also be left into the sacristy with Fionnuala, or at Father Colum’s house.
- At present holy water fonts are not in use.
- A one-way system is in operation with clear markings on the floor.
- All seats/pews are marked clearly to allow for social distancing.
- Families from the same household can sit together.
- To avoid the passing of speech droplets, there will be no congregational singing.
- The Eucharist will be distributed silently, and is to be received at all times on our hands. Naturally, our profession of faith ‘the great Amen’ will be prayed in unison before Holy Communion.
- Please note that all seats/pews are disinfected daily and after each Mass.
- Unfortunately, the Candle Room and our toilet facilities have to remain closed.
- Candles are available for purchase (50p) at the back of the Church. These candles are to be burned in your home.
- Archbishop Eamon Martin, along with the other Christian church leaders all over this island, has formally recommended and encouraged the use of face coverings at all Masses and other liturgical celebrations, along with the on-going maintenance of 2 metre physical distancing with immediate effect. See Archbishop Martin’s full letter on the website.
We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption that these changes bring about for all of us – but be aware that they have been introduced in line with medical advice as very necessary measures to ensure our utmost safety and wellbeing. Please note that they be reviewed on a very regular basis in line with daily updated advice.
To answer any queries you may have, you are most welcome to contact the parish office at (028 3832 1289) or Father Colum at (028 3832 7173).
Should any parishioner be diagnosed with Covid-19 it is imperative that we are notified immediately! Simply contact our Parish Office, our Sacristan or one of our Priests!
Please contact our Parish Office on (028) 3832 1289 to arrange
- Baptisms and Weddings
- Confessions are to be arranged by appointment with the priest.