Catholic Church announces changes to how mass will be celebrated this Sunday

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, Mar 21st 2020 at 15:02
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Catholic Church in Kenya announces changes to how mass will be celebrated this Sunday

The Archdiocese of Nairobi through pastoral coordinator Fr Wallace Ng’ang’a on Saturday announced that there will be a number of changes to how mass will be celebrated starting this Sunday.

The Catholic Church noted that it had taken precautionary measures in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus and asked Christians to continue praying for God’s mercy at this time.

Here are the measures that will be taken: Mass should not go beyond an hourNo entrance, Bible and offertory processionsOffertory will be done after post-communion prayerNo Sunday School and children massesMinimize announcementsMass readings (except Gospel) and prayers of the faithful to be done by one personNo greetings during sign of peaceIf possible add the number of massesWhere possible encourage Christians to use paybill number

Earlier this week, the All Saints’ Cathedral Church announced a raft of measures in a bid to combat the spread of Coronavirus.

Through a statement to its congregants, the church advised those whose weddings were to take place in the next four weeks to cancel them plus the receptions.

Those who had compelling reasons for their weddings to take place within that period were instructed that the Provost would give them a go-ahead on condition that only 10 people would be admitted into the sanctuary and the ceremony would last for a maximum of 30minutes.

Further, the church suspended all Sunday and weekday services effective today, for the next two weeks.

The main sanctuary will, however, remain open for individual prayers and not for groups.

Hand sanitizers will be strategically placed at entry points and congregants have been asked to avoid the use of hymn books and prayer books.

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