INSTRUCTIONS, GUIDELINES & REGULATIONS

on Monday July 26, 2021 by Sacred Heart

Below are the instructions; guidelines & regulations predisposed, following the opening of the Church. PLASE READ CAREFULLY!

*PLEASE NOTE- For Both OBLIGATION & WEEKDAY masses, age restrictions still apply (12-59 years of age), & Vaccination certificate from BeAware app is compulsory!

OBLIGATION MASSES (FRIDAY; SATURDAY; SUNDAY):

  • BOOKING IS MANDATORY (120 seats/mass)
  • Obligation masses in English will be held on Friday at 6:30am, 9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, and 7:00pm & Saturday and Sunday at 6:30am and 7:00pm.
  • OBLIGATION mass attendance is restricted to persons between 12 & 59 years of age.
  • Anyone within the allowed age limit, should have completed 14 days after the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Kindly note that It is COMPULSORY to present your Vaccination Certificate from the BeAware app, in order to be admitted onto the premises.
  • Once registration for the respective OBLIGATION mass is completed and all steps are followed, you will receive a Booking reference number (eg. B-0010); in the form of an SMS Message/ Booking confirmation from the website. Please present one of the above to the security when entering the premises.
  • The Church gate will close 5minutes before the start of the respective Mass
  • All language masses will continue online until further notice.
  • OBLIGATION masses (Friday; Saturday; Sunday) will be streamed at 7:00pm from the Parish YouTube Channel.

WEEKDAY MASSES (MONDAY to THURSDAY):

  • FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS/ NO BOOKING REQUIRED (120 seats/mass)
  • Weekday masses in English from Monday to Thursday will be held at 6:30am and 7:00pm.
  • WEEKLY mass attendance is restricted to persons between 12 & 59 years of age.
  • Anyone within the allowed age limit, should have completed 14 days after the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Kindly note that It is COMPULSORY to present your Vaccination Certificate from the BeAware app, in order to be admitted onto the premises.
  • The Church gate will close 5minutes before the start of the respective Mass.
  • WEEKLY Masses (Monday to Thursday) will be streamed at 7:00pm from the Parish YouTube Channel.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE VISITING THE CHURCH FOR PRAYER AND OFFICE VISITS

  • Visits have NO age restrictions.
  • Visits are restricted to *VACCINATED PERSONS ONLY*
  • Children below 18 years, can enter the church compound as long as accompanied by vaccinated parent/s or Guardian.
  • Parishioners will be allowed to enter the church compound, to visit the parish office and for prayer not exceeding 5 minutes.
  • Kindly note that It is COMPULSORY to present your Vaccination Certificate from the BeAware app, in order to be admitted onto the premises.
  • Prayer visits will be limited to grotto, statue of St Anthony and Icon of Perpetual Succour.
  • The Blessed Sacrament Chapel will remain closed.
  • The timings for the visits from (Saturday to Thursday) are as follows:
    • 8:00am t 12:00pm
    • 3:30pm to 6:00pm
  • ON FRIDAYS, ENTRY TO THE CHURCH WILL BE LIMITED TO THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE SERVICES/MASSES, SUSPENDING ALL PRAYER & OFFICE VISITS.
  • For the duration of both the obligation and weekday services/masses, the church premises will remain closed.

SACRAMENTS

  • No Confession will be held until further notice.
  • The sacraments of baptism & marriage are to be organised on appointment basis.
  • Pre-baptism seminar will be held online.
  • For any enquiries on sacraments, kindly contact the parish office.

GENERAL RULES:

  • THE USE OF A FACE MASK IS MANDATORY AT ALL TIMES.
  • NO EATING OR DRINKING WILL BE ALLOWED.
  • THE USE OF LAVATORIES & TOILETS IS PROHIBITED.
  • HAND SANITIZERS & TISSUES WILL BE PROVIDED.
  • NO SOCIALISING OR GATHERING WILL BE ALLOWED BEFORE OR AFTER SERVICES/MASSES.
  • PEOPLE ARE REQUESTED TO LEAVE THE CHURCH COMPOUND IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MASS OR PRAYER VISIT.
  • ALL SAFETY REGULATIONS ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN, ARE TO BE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIMES.

DEAR PARISHIONERS WE ASK YOUR SUPPORT AND COOPERATION IN CONDUCTING OUR SERVICES IN LINE WITH THE MINISTRY’S GUIDELINES ISSUED TO US IN THE PRESENT SITUATION.

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