New Lockdown Regulations - Suspension of Face to Face Worship
7th January 2021
To the Parishioners of St Brigid’s Parish
The Bishops of the Northern Dioceses, following this afternoon’s meeting between Faith Group Leaders and Junior Ministers of the Executive Office, have decided, EFFECTIVE FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, Thursday, 7th January, that:
“… for a limited period (from midnight on Thursday 7 January until Saturday 6 February 2021, subject to review in late January), the celebration of the Eucharist and other liturgies should take place without the physical presence of the faithful - with the exception of marriage, funeral, baptismal liturgies and drive-in services (subject to regulations). Arrangements for recording and/or livestreaming, and making individual visits for private prayer are also permissible in accordance with regulations.”
The times for the livestreaming of Masses from St Brigid’s Church will be published tomorrow, Friday, 8th January.
Fr Eddie O’Donnell,