Holy Masses, religious services to begin in Udupi churches from Jul 6


Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi

Udupi, Jun 30: The bishop of Udupi diocese and president, United Christian Forum, Udupi, Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo has permitted the churches in the diocese to celebrate Holy Masses and hold other religious services from July 6.

In a circular he said, ““Even though the Government of Karnataka had allowed the churches, which were barred from having any communitarian religious celebrations due to Covid-19 pandemic, to resume worship and other activities from June 8, considering the health and safety of our people as of paramount importance, the United Christian Forum for Human Rights, Udupi, had decided not to conduct common worship and other religious activities in the churches of Udupi district till June 30.


Bishop Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo

“The United Christian Forum for Human Rights, Udupi met on June 30 at Bishop’s House, Udupi to discuss the further course of action. As the faithful are without the Holy Mass/ Worship since almost a hundred days, most of them are yearning for the spiritual nourishment. The Covid-19 situation is worsening day by day. The only alternative we have is to learn to live with the virus with all the precautions. The government has allowed most activities in the state. However, the 5 Sundays beginning with July 5 will be locked down as a precautionary measure. Basing on this rationale, it is decided that the churches of Udupi diocese will be opened for people to participate in the Mass/worship from Monday July 6. The parish priests shall discuss with the Parish Pastoral Council as regards the mandatory guidelines before resuming the masses.

“Due to lockdown, Sunday Mass/ Worship (including Saturday evening) cannot be celebrated for people till August 2. Once the lockdown is lifted, masses on Sundays can be resumed. Churches falling inside Containment zones shall wait till the situation is improved and only then after discussing with the Parish Pastoral Council members may resume weekday masses/ worship.

“The parish priests/ pastors shall supervise the arrangements for the celebration of masses and shall be responsible to adhere to the mandatory norms laid down by the Centre, State and district administrations,” he said in the circular.

It may be recalled, the bishop had issued directives to be followed in the churches and religious institutions in view of the coronavirus outbreak back in March had exempted Catholics from attending church.

 

 

  

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Wed, Jul 1 2020

    " When two or three are gathered in my name, i am present in their midst " The words of Christ, resounds in every home !!! Church worship should be discouraged, especially so, during this Covid19 pandemic, which is claming precious lives !!!!

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Wed, Jul 1 2020

    Daily evening mass will reduce congestion on Saturday mass.

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  • Sunil Fernandes, KOTA

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    What about elderly priests?

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  • Renold, Belman

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Covid is going on in progress so worship from your heart no need to visit materialistic places I think as there is no safety from the pandemic its highly sensitive to moisture and condensed atmosphere worldwide,,

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    All we know that... there is no medication for COVID19 virus till this moment... when there is nothing works.. Just pray not only during Corona even after & all times..

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  • In Carmelita D'Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    ಸಾಂ ಮಾತೆವ್ (8:25-27) ಜೆಜು ವಾದಳ್ ಥಂಡ್ ಕರ್ತಾ

    "ಸೊಮಿಯಾ, ಆಮ್ಕಾಂ ಬಚಾವ್ ಕರ್, ಆಮಿ ಬುಡ್ತಾಂವ್!" ಜೆಜು ತಾಂಕಾಂ ಮ್ಹಣಾಲೊ: "ತುಮಿ ಇತ್ಲೆ ಭಿಜುಡ್ ಕಿತ್ಯಾಕ್? ಕಿತ್ಲೊ ಉಣೊ ಭಾವಾರ್ಥ್ ತುಮ್ಚೊ!" ಆನಿ ಉಠೊನ್ ವಾರ್ಯಾಕ್ ಆನಿ ಲ್ಹಾರಾಂಕ್ ತಾಣೆಂ ಫರ್ಮಾಯ್ಲೆಂ ಆನಿ ಸಕ್ಕಡ್ ಶಾಂತ್ ಜಾಲೆಂ. ಹೆಂ ಪಳೆಲ್ಲೆ ಮನಿಸ್ ವಿಜ್ಮಿತ್ ಜಾವ್ನ್ ಮ್ಹಣಾಲಾಗ್ಲೆ:
    "ಕಸಲೊ ಮನಿಸ್ ಹೊ? ವಾರೆಂ ಆನಿ ದರ್ಯೊ ಲೆಗುನ್ ತಾಚೆಂ ಉತರ್ ಆಯ್ಕತಾತ್!"

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  • John, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    You are correct,
    Jesus promises special graces to brave priests and faithful in a message to John Leary on June 11th.

    Jesus said: “My people, I realize how difficult it is for some priests to be brave enough to open their churches, even for a smaller number of people. My faithful, who seek out My Mass, are also to be commended for their efforts. For these brave priests and faithful, I will send My special graces to strengthen these people against the devil’s temptations. I will also send My angels to encourage these faithful and all Christians to come closer to Me so they can endure this pre-tribulation and the tribulation of the Antichrist to come. Keep praying your daily prayers and coming to at least monthly Confession.”...

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  • Anand, Dubai

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Not sure why we are in a hurry. let others open ..

    The ones with the common sense have to take precaution is all i say and pray...

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  • Rakesh, Dubai

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Based on Current COVID 19 situation it is better to pray at home than at church. A Little negligence will lead to more consequences

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  • Lawrence lobo, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Dear Bishop, nothing is under control. Pray for every citizens.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Let all join in & pray for India ...

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  • Sameer, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Let us join an pray for whole world

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  • Becchha, Belman/ Bedra

    Wed, Jul 1 2020

    Only for India ???
    ಸ್ವಾರ್ಥಿ..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 1 2020

    Becchha, Belman/ Bedra
    Why should I pray for China & Pakistan ...

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  • S. John, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    But, the government of Karnataka has ordered complete lockdown on all the Sundays from July 5th. What about Sunday mass at churches?

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  • Deshvasi, Hindustan

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    “Due to lockdown, Sunday Mass/ Worship (including Saturday evening) cannot be celebrated for people till August 2. Once the lockdown is lifted, masses on Sundays can be resumed. Churches falling inside Containment zones shall wait till the situation is improved and only then after discussing with the Parish Pastoral Council members may resume weekday masses/ worship.

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