Updated Friday 22 October 2021

Here is a summary of the safety procedures when attending Mass

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.

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

  • You will be welcomed by a steward and encouraged to use a hand sanitiser (both on entering and leaving)
  • Although numbers of people allowed inside the church is no longer limited people are asked to keep socially distanced insofar as possible
  • 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
  • Choirs may return and keep socially distanced while they are singing
  • 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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