Arrangements for the Resumption of Masses
Resumption of Masses in Downpatrick Parish
Parish Masses have now resumed – a timetable of Mass times is laid out further down the page.
We would ask that those attending the Church remember to adhere to the current guidelines- Wear a Mask, Sanitise Hands and follow social distancing advice.
Masses in the Parish are as follows:
Morning MassMon – Fri 9.30am, Sat Morning 10am (Open to the public)
Evening Masses: Monday & Wednesday 7.30pm (Open to the Public), Friday at 7.30pm are ONLINE ONLY.
Saturday (Vigil) 5.30pm - Open to the Public
Sunday 9am (ONLINE ONLY), 12 Noon – Open to the Public.
EASTER MASS ARRANGEMENTS: ALL THE EASTER CEREMONIES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL OF THE EASTER CEREMONIES. PLEASE ONLY BOOK A TICKET IF YOU ARE SURE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND!
Morning Prayer of the Church – 9.30am
Holy Thursday– Mass of The Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm
Good Friday:Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3pm, Prayer around the Cross at 7.30pm
Saturday – Easter Vigil at 9pm
Easter Sunday– Mass at 9am and 12 Noon (The 9am Mass on Easter Sunday is open to the Public)
Tickets for the Easter Ceremonies are available from the Parish Office from Monday 22nd– Thursday 25thMarch between 9.15am and 2pm. Please phone to book - Tel 02844612084
TICKETS CANNOT BE BOOKED BY VOICE MAIL OR EMAIL – TELEPHONE BOOKING ONLY
The Church will be closed immediately after each Mass and will open Monday – Saturday 1pm – 4pm and Sunday 2.30pm – 5.00pm for private prayer.
PALM SUNDAY: Palms will be distributed by Stewards at th Vigil (5.30pm) and 12 Noon Mass. Unfortunately, we are not permitted to leave Palms in the Church. Booking IS NOT required for the Vigil or the Mass on Palm Sunday.
There will NOT be a Mass at Struell Wells this year.
Unfortunately, we are not permitted to leave out booklets for Holy Week – most of the service/s will be on the screen and visible to both those in the Church and viewing online.
GOOD FRIDAY: Those attending the afternoon ceremony will be invited to honor the Cross by bowing or genuflecting. Touching or kissing the Cross is not permitted under the current circumstances.
HOLY SATURDAY: Participants will be given a small candle and ‘drip tray’, for the ceremony, which should be taken home afterwards.
Morning Prayer Of The Church: will be ONLINE ONLY on Thursday April 1st, Friday April 2nd& Saturday 3rdApril.
THERE WILL NOT BE EVENING MASSES IN THE PARISH IN THE WEEK AFTER EASTER. (Mon – Fri). Evening Mass will resume on Saturday 3rdApril at 5.30pm.
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: We urgently need help to distribute envelopes throughout the parish – if you can spare some time, please call to the office Mon – Thurs 9.15am – 2.30pm.