May 31: Chancery Notice Extracts

CHAN/CD/09/2022

This is an extract from the Chancery Notice on 31 May 2022 - Further Easing Measures foe Church Related Activities 

  • The highlights of these changes include RESUMPTION of the following with effect from Sunday, 5 June 2022:

    • In-Person Catechism & RCIA Classes - Parishes will be allowed to resume in-person catechism and RCIA
      classes.
    • Parish Meetings - Face-to-face meetings will be allowed where all attendees must remain masked when meetings are held indoors and the meeting duration should be kept short.
    • BEC Gatherings - BEC gatherings in homes can now resume in small numbers with the wearing of masks required throughout the gathering. 
    • Shared Meals - Where meals are provided at meetings or gatherings, packed food is recommended. Where gatherings involve only a small number of people, it is encouraged that the food is served in open spaces or large rooms with good ventilation.
    • Congregational Singing at Mass - Congregational singing will now be permitted while remaining masked. 
    • Holy Communion to the Homebound - With the permission of the Parish Priest, Extraordinary Ministers of
      Holy Communion (EMHC) may bring the Holy Eucharist to members of the Parish who are not able to attend Mass while observing all necessary precautions. 

  • As we move forward together, we continue to err on the side of caution, upholding our commitment to protect each other and the most vulnerable amongst our faith community. Let us remain mindful that our actions should be firmly guided by these fundamental principles at all time:
    • Wearing of Face Masks - Mask-wearing remains mandatory while indoors and strongly encouraged for outdoor gatherings, especially when there is a crowd. High-risk and vulnerable individuals are strongly advised to be masked at all times.
    • Maintaining Hand-hygiene - Frequent handwashing with soap and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers is strongly recommended. 
    • Ensuring Good Ventilation and Air Filtration - Good ventilation protects against the spread of COVID-19. It replaces indoor air with outdoor air, which can reduce the number of infectious particles indoors. (Appendix 1)
    • Regulating Self - If you feel unwell, especially with flu-like symptoms (cough, cold, runny nose, fever), kindly stay away from public gatherings even if you have tested negative for COVID-19.

  • The Archdiocese wishes to remind that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation continues for the time being. However, those who are able should make the effort to attend Mass in person.

Rev Fr Dr Clarence Devadass
Chancellor
Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur

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