Church suspends almost all parish activities in Sibu

SIBU: Sacred Heart Cathedral here has implemented stricter measures following the spike of Covid-19 cases in the country.

Malaysia has recorded triple digit Covid-19 positive cases in the past two weeks, with 489 cases recorded on Oct 7.

Rector of the church, Father Philip Hu said the Bishop of Sibu, Joseph Hii has decided that all activities in its parish (except Holy Masses) including BECs gatherings, Home Cell Groups, outreach to longhouses and others which involved big gatherings of people would be suspended with immediate effect for 10 days until Oct 16.

In a statement, Father Philip said for Holy Masses, strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) must be observed, including physical distancing, temperature scanning, wearing of face mask and registration using MySejahtera app.

The maximum capacity allowed in the church remains at 50%. The church can accommodate up to 3,000 people at one time.

The weekend masses are Saturday Sunset Mass (English), Sunday -7am Mandarin, 9am Iban, 11am English, 2pm Iban and 5.30pm English.

He said the parish office shall remain open as usual.

The church had also taken preventive measures for those coming back from outstation.

“Those who have been to Sabah or Peninsular Malaysia for the last 10 days are discouraged from coming to the parish or Laudato Si canteen,” he said.
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