These procedures are the "new normal" and are there to protect everyone by making every possible effort to keep the risk of infection as low as possible.

If you do not wish to do things according to the "new normal" then you should not come to church at this time.

  • Physical distancing must be observed at all times inside the church (at least one metre apart) so every second bench has been closed off. Please sit where directed to sit by the stewards. Only sit together if you live in the same household. Please remain seated. Do not kneel. Face coverings (a mask or scarf covering your mouth) must be worn while in church.
  • The church toilet may not be used except in case of emergency.
  • Hand sanitizer has been placed in the porch to use before you come into or leave the church. (You may wish to bring your own hand sanitizer with you to use each time before you enter or leave the church.)
  • Take a copy of the Sunday Mass Sheet and of the Weekly Newsletter as you enter church and take both home with you afterwards, either to keep or to dispose of. Do not leave them on the bench or at the back of church after Mass.
  • There will be no hymn singing at Mass and so hymnbooks are not required.
  • Place your Offertory Collection donation into the baskets provided as you enter or leave church. There will be no Offertory Collection or Procession of Gifts during the Mass. Mass Intention requests and any other donations can also be placed into the baskets.
  • Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass; only the priest will receive during the Mass. Stewards will direct you to come up, observing physical distancing. Do not form a queue for Communion. The Sacred Host will only be placed into your extended open hand, not onto your tongue. The invitation "The Body of Christ" and its response "Amen" will not be spoken.
  • Leave church immediately after receiving Communion, observing the one-way system. Leave individually, not as a crowd. Lingering clusters of people inside or outside church are to be avoided.