Those who are not well or do not feel well, or are uncomfortable with attending Mass during this period, may fulfil their Sunday obligation by following the Mass online via www.catholic.sg/mass
IMPORTANT: Please note that registration and pre-mass checks must all be completed 10 minutes before official Mass time, after which entrances will be closed to access. Please assist us by coming earlier for Mass – registration begins 45 minutes before each Mass.
Confession will also be available at St Jerome's library before the 3 Masses. Please contact the Parish Office to make an appointment. Please note that confessions will stop 15 minutes before Mass.
1. CHANGE OF MASS SCHEDULES
Weekend Masses will resume from 14/15 March:
Sat Sunset: 5.30pm (No Novena)
Sun: 9am and 11.30am (instead of 11am)
JPII Community Hall, St Mary's, Columbarium
(across from the old canteen and where the old parish offices used to be)
NO weekday Masses. No 7am and 5.30pm Masses on Sundays until further notice. Stations of the Cross and Novena have also been suspended for the time being.
2. PROCEDURES BEFORE MASS
a. Temperature Screening
All worshippers will need to walk through a thermal scanner prior to entering the worship areas.
b. Registration and Contact Tracing
Some personal details (name as in NRIC, contact number etc) will be required to facilitate contact tracing. An online seat booking system has been implemented. You may register for your seats, which will be randomly assigned.
- Online registration can be done ahead of coming for mass, or upon arrival. We strongly encourage you to opt for the former if you are able to.
- For those without online access, hard copies of the registration forms will be made available on the day itself.
- Seating capacity is limited to a maximum of 390 worshippers per mass. Therefore, parishioners are requested to register/book for their preferred time slot.
- We seek your understanding and apologise in advance if we have to turn you away because we are unable to assign you a seat.
- We reserve the right to turn you (and your family members) away should you be visibly unwell or should you indicate in the registration form that you have travelled to any of the countries specified by MOH.
- If you have registered as a family unit, please enter the worship area together. Please make an effort to keep to the same Mass timing every weekend and to avoid church hopping.
- Wheelchair-bound parishioners will have a designated area but seats are limited.
- Once registration is done, sanitise your hands and follow the ushers to your seat.
- Do not swop seats and do minimise movement during mass.
3. CHANGES TO THE LITURGY
- Avoid physical contact (just a nod during the ‘Sign of peace’ will suffice).
- Holy Communion continues to be strictly received on the hand.
- Take the lead from the ushers during Holy Communion so as to ‘contain’ movement and contact between blocks during Mass.
4. PROCEDURES POST MASS
Please promptly leave the premises once Mass is over to expedite cleaning of the premises by the volunteers for the next Mass.
The protocols as laid down by MOH and the Archdiocese have to be observed. We seek your patience and charity.