Info on attending services in person
To attend in-person services, you must register: email email@example.com or you can ring the church office on 93 417 8867. You will need to register anew each week. Numbers are limited, in keeping with COVID-19 prevention measures. The deadline for registering is 7pm on the Friday before the Sunday you plan to attend. Alternatively, if you attend on a Sunday you can register then for the following Sunday. If a service is full, you will be asked to move to another service. You are only registered when you receive a confirmation email.
You may sit together only if you are in the same household. The youth can meet during one of these services, depending on those who register. Your name will be checked off on arrival and you will be shown to your seat, which will be cleaned between uses. You must sign-in on arrival, so please bring your own pen or pencil with you. This allows us to keep track of those who were present in case we ever need to trace contacts afterwards.
You must enter through the back gate (on San Joan de la Salle) and leave through what is normally the church entrance.
There will be a container for tithes and offerings as you leave, though people may also give online via DonorBox. That being said, we still strongly encourage church members to set up a bank transfer for REGULAR GIVING which involves fewer fees (both for the giver and for the church) than other forms of giving.
We all must remember to maintain physical distancing, and masks must be worn at all times. You won’t be able to enter without one. We also advise you to bring your own tissues and hand sanitizer.
Notes regarding Holy Communion:
- Both elements will be consecrated, but only bread will be given.
- The priest will wash hands prior to commencing the Liturgy of the Sacrament. The bread will remain covered during the Eucharistic prayer. The priest will use a face mask and clean gloves.
- The communion will be done in silence. Communicants will line up in a single file and observe distancing, receiving the bread in cupped hands. The priest will not touch the hands of the communicants.
- Do not attend services if you have a temperature, any flu-like symptoms, or if you belong to a vulnerable group.
- The kitchen, lounge and upstairs remain off-limits.
- Access to the toilets will be only if absolutely necessary given the extra cleaning that needs to take place after each use.
- The virtual services will also continue for the foreseeable future.
A prayer on easing of lockdown
O God, the light of the minds that know you,
life of the souls that love you,
and strength of the hearts that serve you:
Meet us when our minds seem stuck in confusion,
our souls stand lost in despair,
and our hearts are plunged in desolation.
Give our hands good work to do,
that in serving the needs of others
we may rediscover ourselves
while finding you through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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