GUIDELINES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (KNOWN AS CORONAVIRUS)

 

The HSE and the Irish Episcopal Conference have issued new guidelines in response to the confirmation of a case of COVID-19 (known as Coronavirus) on the island of Ireland, which is being implemented in parishes throughout the diocese from this weekend.

Below is a  summary: 

If unwell, don’t go to Mass. You may follow Mass on the radio or TV at home.  Those wishing to receive Communion should do so on the hand only, not on the tongue. Receiving from the chalice, except for the celebrant, is suspended for the time being.  The handshake at the sign of peace, and the handshake  greeting with the celebrant after Mass is suspended. The sign of peace may be observed through exchanging a bow