The community of friars at the Carmelite Monastery, Margao, has decided to resume celebration of Mass in our Church from 1st of December, 2020. People from any parish in Goa, are most welcome to participate.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic is still active, we have to take the necessary precautions and follow the guidelines given by the Ecclesiastical (Archbishop of Goa and Daman) and the Civil authorities (Central and State Governments).

We request you to kindly go through the instructions that follow and register yourself for a Mass. These have been prepared keeping in mind the welfare of all those who would like to participate and we presume you are truthful when you accept them.

  1. Only those between the ages of 10-65 will be permitted.

  2. Persons who are considered vulnerable are discouraged
    - Those who suffer from comorbidities
    - Those displaying symptoms of the virus
    - Those who are undergoing quarantine
    - Those who have travelled highly infected areas

  3. Taking into consideration social distancing, a maximum of 100 persons can be accommodated at one Mass (including the volunteers and singer)

  4. Registration for 85 persons is on line, on first come first serve basis. The remaining 15 slots which are reserved for persons who don't have access to the internet, can call the Monastery parlour (Tel: 2735052) and register.

  5. Registration for one week (7 days) would be open. However, we request individuals to limit their attendance to once a week only, so that you give others an opportunity.

  6. If an entire family wishes to come together, they have to register individually.

  7. All expressions of socialization, like shaking hands, hugging are to be avoided, before or after Mass.

  8. Volunteers will check the temperature of each individual and also verify if the person has registered, before granting admission to the Church. Each individual will have to tell the serial number of his/her registration for immediate reference. Once it's time for Mass to begin, the door will be closed, and nobody will be allowed to enter after that.

  9. Don't bring any leaflets, books or hymnals along with you. So also, carry the minimum requirements for personal use, only if necessary.

  10. Once inside, all should be wearing masks throughout the Mass.

  11. Avoid physical contact with any "high touch surfaces" like door handles.

  12. The Holy Water stoups are dry; please don't touch them.

  13. Only one reader will be chosen from among the participants for the proclamation of the Word of God (first and second reading)

  14. Sign of Peace is to be exchanged only in the form of a bow with folded hands.

  15. The faithful should refrain from kissing or touching statues. You can venerate them with a bow from a distance.

  16. No collections will be made in the traditional way. A box will be kept at the point of exit for anyone wishing to make an offering. Online offerings are encouraged, for which details can be taken from the parlour.

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