We are now operating under the government traffic light system.
The New Zealand bishops have issued a pastoral letter, Living, Caring, Worshipping and Ministering in a Covid-19 World. In the letter they say,
“We believe that churches should be safe places for all people, physically, emotionally and spiritually. In the spirit of the Gospel, we also want our churches to be places of hospitality and inclusion, open and welcoming to all without prejudice or discrimination.”
The government has given advice for places of worship and we as a diocese are abiding by these. Generally this means:
- My Vaccine Pass Masses – sighting of the My Vaccine Pass. There are no limits on numbers at Mass.
- For no My Vaccine Pass Masses – a limit of 50 people.
Masks are required for workers and volunteers and encouraged for everyone else.
For all Masses and gatherings contact tracing is required using the QR code to scan or a manual system.
Online Mass registrations:
Some parishes will require online Mass registration for no My Vaccine Pass Masses only. These usually go live Wednesday at 5.00pm. The link to the online registration is here
Hurunui Parish booking information can be found here
Holy Communion is under one kind (no chalice), no shaking of hands during the Sign of the Peace, no communion on the tongue and no holy water available in stoops.
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