Oct 7: Chancery Notice Extracts

Chan/MC/22/2021

This is an extract from the Chancery Notice on 7th October 2021 - Resumption and Public Celebration of Sacraments (Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Terengganu under Phase 3 and Pahang under Phase 4)

    • 1.0 Transition to Level 2 - Resumption of Public Masses in the Parishes within Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Selangor and Terengganu
      • Subject to paragraph 4.0 hereunder, parishes located within Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pahang and Terengganu may gradually transition to Level 2 of Appendix A under the Guidelines for Celebrating Sacraments under the NRP (Archdiocesan Guidelines) with the resumption of public Masses from the 16th of October 2021.
      • The total number of persons allowed for each public Mass should not exceed 50 pax for a period of two (2) weeks.
      • Pre-registration should be done and seats/ pews should be numbered for the purpose of contact tracing.
      • Full vaccination is required.
      • Parish Priests should ensure that the number of Masses scheduled are increased in a gradual manner in order to allow the protocols to be fine-tuned within the parish.
      • All other services and sacraments included under Level 1, especially for the good of those who are ineligible for vaccination, may continue
      • Confessions before Mass should remain suspended until further notice. Parishioners may contact the Parish Office or Parish Priest to make private appointments for confession during the week.

    • 2.0 Sacrament of Confirmation for states and territory under Phase 3
      • The sacrament of Confirmation remains suspended until further notice.
      • As for the state of Pahang which will be moving into Phase 4 on the 8th of October, the sacrament of Confirmation remains suspended until the further notice.

    • 3.0 Infant Baptisms and First Holy Communion
      • Infant baptisms and first holy communion (except in the case of an emergency) will remain suspended until further notice.

    • 4.0 Ventilation
      • Before public Masses can resume, the Parish Response Team is to ensure that the venue for such celebration has proper ventilation in accordance with the Archdiocesan Guidelines and the Guidelines issued by the Department of Public Safety and Health in the Workplace.

    • 5.0 Vaccination Requirement 
      • Based on the MKN and MNU requirement, full vaccination is required for those who wish to attend public Masses in states under Phase 3. The Archdiocese also requires that parishes under Phase 4 continue to admit only fully vaccinated individuals in the interim.

    • 6.0 Opening of Prayer Rooms/ chapels for private personal prayer
      • At the discretion of the Parish Priest, prayer rooms/ chapels/ oratories located within a church may be opened for private personal prayer from the 16th of October 2021.
      • In the event that the Parish Priest decides to open this space for private personal prayer, he is to ensure that the guidelines listed under Appendix O “Prayer Rooms / Chapels - Private Prayer,” are to be strictly complied with.

    • 7.0 Official Opening of the Diocesan Phase on the Synod on Synodality
      • His Grace, Most Reverend Julian Leow D.D. will officially open the Diocesan Phase on the Synod on Synodality for the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur with a Eucharistic Celebration at the Cathedral of St John, Bukit Nanas on Sunday, the 17th of October at 5.00 pm.
      • Due to SOP restrictions, attendance at this Eucharistic celebration will be by invitation only and the proceedings will be live streamed on ArchKL.TV YouTube Channel.

 

Rev Fr Michael Chua
Chancellor
Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur

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