Church liturgical services suspended in Bengaluru Urban, Rural districts till Apr 21

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Bengaluru, Apr 7: All public liturgical services in churches, chapels and other institutions in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts of the Bangalore Archdiocese have been suspended till April 21 by Archbishop Fr Dr Peter Machado in view of the state government’s latest decision of ordering the suspension of all public religious services on account of the surge in the second wave of Covid pandemic.

The official circular issued by the Archbishop to all churches and religious institutions on Wednesday instructs that masses and other religious services for the faithful shall stand suspended.

Dr Peter Machado

However, the churches, chapels and other religious institutions can be kept open for private visits and prayers. There will be no Eucharistic Masses for large gatherings. The priests, however, have been permitted to offer private masses with no faithful present or limited numbers.

Liturgical services like mass and other prayers shall be live-streamed by the Bangalore Archdiocese and the parishes wherever feasible as was done last year.

Matrimonial celebrations and funeral masses shall not be held in the churches. For Weddings, however, a restriction of 50 persons shall apply. Funerals will be held only in the cemeteries, where prayer services for a limited number of 50 persons with or without Holy Masses shall be held.




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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Health should be our top Priority ...

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  • Augustine Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Give the church what is required. Suspending confessions and mass will lose souls. DEUS VULT. Priests will be answerable for each lost soul. Death is certain. MOMENTO MORI

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    What you say is not mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. Suspending mass or liturgies will not decrease or lessen the faith of a true believer. It is written, “the just shall live by faith.”

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  • Joe GONSALVES, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    I join several other people in complimenting Rev. Dr. Peter Machado on his decision to suspend services in places of worship. He has indeed consideration for peoples' health and welfare. I follow services from home on the computer or The T.V.

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