With effect from 17 July, Sunday Mass in Saint Peter's
will be at 10.30am and in Saint Bride's at 12.15pm. The Vigil
Mass at Saint Bride's is discontinued and the Vigil Mass at Saint
Peter's will be at the normal time of 5.30pm. Weekday Masses in
Saint Peter's will be on Monday to Saturday at 10.00am. Saint
Bride's will also have a weekday Mass - on Fridays at 12 noon.
All Masses in Saint Peter's will be live-streamed.
Peter's Masses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.00am,
on Saturdays at 5.30pm and on Sundays at 10.30am will be public
Masses. Masses in Saint Bride's on Fridays at 12 noon and Sundays
at 12.15pm will also be public. Public Masses start on Friday
17 July. Saint Bride's will still open on Wednesdays between 11.30am
and 12.30pm for private prayer.
mandatory social distancing, Saint Bride's can hold around twenty-four
places and Saint Peter's around sixty. Families and couples can
sit together. The Bishops have suspended the Sunday Obligation
until the pandemic passes. Places are very restricted so, if possible,
please attend one of the weekday Masses if you can and leave the
Vigil and Sunday Masses for those who can only come at the weekend.
We are strictly limited to the number of people allowed in Church
at any one time.
Collection donations can be given at
any Mass in the plastic buckets provided - Offertory Collection
on entry and Maintenance Fund Collection on exit.
The procedures for coming to Church are as follows - wear a face
covering, enter by front door, use the sanitising wipes and remain
in the seat allocated by the stewards. After receiving Holy Communion
at the end of Mass, please leave by the side door. We are waiting
for clarification about the requirement for contact details. There
are no toilet facilities. If you require wheelchair access, please
let the stewards know and they will assist you
measures cause a great deal of inconvenience, extra work and preparation.
However, it is the price we have to pay to return to our Church
and receive the sacraments as long as the pandemic endures. Please
reassure any apprehensive parishioners that the Church is safe
for public worship. We have regular procedures for cleaning and
the entire Church building is sanitised before and after use each
ON THIS DAY - Sixteen
years ago, on 9 July 2004, Bishop
John Cunningham was the principal celebrant at the Requiem
Mass for Father Michael Lynch.
THIS DAY - Sixty-five
years ago, on 9 July 1955, Bishop
Joseph McGee opened the Sale
here for a message
of welcome from Father Duncan.
Vigil 5.30 pm
otherwise in Bulletins
Father Duncan McVicar
The Church of Saint Peter in Chains
is a Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galloway with Charity Number