May 26: Chancery Notice Extracts
This is an extract from the Chancery Notice on 26th May 2021 - Update to Chancery Notice dated 11th May (Ref: Chan/MC/11/2021)
- His Grace, Archbishop Julian Leow D.D. has decreed that the following protocols be updated with immediate effect for all churches, chapels and Mass centres in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur:
- Weddings - scheduled weddings during the period of the MCO, are only permitted in churches with a total seating capacity of over 1,000 persons with a limit not exceeding 12 persons (including the priest, couple, witnesses and other assisting ministers, if any). For all other churches and chapels with a capacity of less than 1000, all weddings are to be postponed.
- Funerals - Parlours in Churches may be opened. There should be no in-person communal prayers (which could be done via ZOOM) and private prayers within the parlour are limited to not more than 5 persons at any one time. Funeral Masses may be celebrated with a maximum number of 12 persons persons based on the SOP on ‘Handling of non-Muslim Funerals’.
- Live Streaming - The Archdiocese will continue to provide live-streaming of Masses from the churches which have the capacity to do so subject to the present limits on personnel and volunteers.
Rev Fr Michael Chua
Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur