Updated Thursday 29 April 2021

Here is a summary of the safety procedures when attending Mass


The names of Stewards are published in the Rota and the Calendar

Feeling Unwell?

If you are feeling unwell please pray at home

Mass will continue to be available as a livestream on the website

Sunday Obligation

The Church has clarified that during these extraordinary times there is no obligation to attend Mass on a Sunday. Any single day of the week will suffice.

Please refrain from Singing

This is a time of year when we like to sing along - especially to Christmas Carols. However following the guidance issued by the Government please be reminded that any congregational singing is not permitted

Weekday and Sunday Mass

Please refer to the Calendar for dates

Check the Calendar

Some simple Safety Rules for Mass

  • In line with the latest government advice, we ask that to protect yourself and others you wear a mask when attending Mass

Please wear a Mask

  • Numbers of people allowed inside the church will be limited
  • Once the maximum number of people have been reached be prepared that a steward will inform you that you may not enter the church
  • You will be welcomed by a steward and encouraged to use a hand sanitiser (both on entering and leaving)
  • You will be asked to follow the guidance of stewards as to where to sit in order to observe safe social distancing
  • Pews where people may sit are marked with a green tick

green tick on pew

  • Some of the Pews have been blocked off to aid Social Distancing

closed off pew

  • This will mean that you may not necessarily sit where you normally do
  • Members of a household may sit together

People living in the same household may share a pew

  • Everyone ministering Holy Communion will sanitise and wear a face mask
  • Stewards will guide you when to queue in a safe orderly fashion
  • When queuing for Holy Communion you should keep a distance from the person in front - observe these signs on the floor

Please wait here

  • You are asked to receive Holy Communion in the hand (Do not touch your facemask before receiving the host)

You are asked to receive Holy Communion in the hand

  • Please follow the one-way path back to your seat - follow the arrows on the floor

arrows on the floor

  • Collection Baskets will be at the door as you leave Mass


  • Please take Missalettes and any belongings with you as you leave

Please take Missalette Home

  • You are encouraged to use the hand sanitiser again as you leave
  • The Church will be thoroughly sanitised by volunteers after every Mass
  • If you do not or cannot come to church - Mass will be available as a livestream on the website

Further updates to these plans will be published on the website, the mailing list and Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/BarryroeParish

If we cannot organise volunteer stewards for Mass and the Mass is not being livestreamed it will be cancelled.

Check the Volunteer Rota

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