Registration for Parish Masses
PLEASE READ BEFORE COMPLETING FORM BELOW
As we prepare to return to the public celebration of Holy Mass from Monday 29th June, we must continue to adhere to current guidelines from the HSE to control the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus. These not only severely restrict numbers able to attend each liturgy but also put an onus on the parish to provide a safe environment for those who are present in our churches.
The re-opening of our parish churches will be on a gradual and phased basis and will take some time. This limited opening of churches is not a return to normal services. Indeed things will be very different from the way they were before. Under current restrictions the number of people that we can accommodate at any one time in any of our churches will be very much reduced, initially only 50 per Mass, rising in mid-July to only about 10% of what it was before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Therefore, to maximise capacity we will initially only use St Macartan’s Cathedral for all our Masses.
To ensure a fair, orderly and safe reopening, the numbers of people turning up at any one time or venue for Mass requires careful regulation. We are therefore asking parishioners to register their intent to attend Mass by completing the registration form below The details will be logged into the parish database, that will be used to organise the logistics to safely control numbers in attendance.
As people already living together in a house can be seated together, a number will be assigned not to an individual but to all in the household. Once assigned that specific number will be retained by the household whilst current restrictions are in place and used for admittance to particular Masses week on week. As restrictions lift we can adjust numbers accordingly and we will publish in advance on our website, in the parish office, by social media and by email, the registered numbers assigned to any particular Mass.
PLEASE NOTE FOR SAFETY REASONS ONLY THOSE HOUSEHOLDS REGISTERED AND ASSIGNED A SEAT WILL BE ADMITTED TO A DESIGNATED MASS.
As the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been extended for the time being, we would ask that those who can attend Mass during the week would do so in lieu of Sunday Mass, therefore leaving weekend positions free for those who because of other commitments can only attend a Sunday Mass.
With the restriction in capacity it will be some weeks particularly for a Sunday Mass before you would be allocated a position.
This whole process is new, we are in uncharted territory and no doubt we may have to adjust or adapt as we move along. In the interests of all and to run smoothly it will be very important that households only turn up when assigned, that everyone cooperates with the ushers, and at all times abide by the health and safety measures in place.
There is great joy in being able to have people present in our churches again for our liturgies. We ask for your patience, cooperation and understanding in the times ahead as we endeavour within the official health guidelines to provide a safe place to worship together.
May the Holy Spirit be with us all, to guide and protect us as we walk this road together
PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM BELOW AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU AGAIN WITH YOUR ASSIGNED NUMBER. PLEASE NOTE THIS MAY TAKE UP TO 10 DAYS TO PROCESS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
Contact Phone Number
Total Number in Household
6 or more
Names of People in Household
At this point it is possible to only register for EITHER a Weekday Mass OR one of the Sunday Masses (see note above). Which regular Mass will you be registering to attend on an ongoing basis?
PLEASE NOTE THIS REGISTRATION IS NOT FOR RESERVING SEATS AT INDIVIDUAL MASSES, MONTHS MINDS OR ANNIVERSARIES. Due to restricted capacity a very limited number of spaces are reserved for families at Anniversary Masses. Please contact parish office for details.
Weekday Mass (Monday-Saturday)
6pm Vigil Mass
8.30am Sunday Mass
11.30am Sunday Mass
What Sunday Mass did you regularly attend as a household before restrictions?
6pm Saturday Vigil Cathedral
8.30am Sunday Saint Joseph's
9.30am Sunday Ardaghey
11.30am Sunday Saint Joseph's
12.30pm Sunday Cathedral
If other, please state.
Are you a Parishioner of Monaghan & Rackwallace Parish?
If No, what Parish are you from?
Please tick the box, if you agree to the Parish using the submitted information on this form to contact you regarding other Parish activities.
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