Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Holy Mass


Dear Parishioners and friends of the Parish, St Dominic’s is open for Masses for the devotees throughout the week. Due to the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) on preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in religious places/places of worship, only limited entry is allowed for each Mass. Those who would like to come for the Saturday Vigil and Sunday Mass will have to register themselves at the link shown below. The schedule is:


Weekday Masses:

There will be two Masses in English daily, one at 6.30 a.m. and the other at 6.00 p.m. (except for Monday Morning).


Sunday Masses:

Saturday vigil Mass:    06.00 p.m. (English)

Sunday Mass:               07.30 a.m. (Hindi)

                                    08.30 a.m. (Hindi)

                                    09.30 a.m. (English)

                                    10.30 a.m. (English)

                                    06.00 p.m. (English)


Kindly note the following:

(1). Maximum seating capacity inside the church is restricted to 50 (Fifty). Devotees wishing to attend Saturday Vigil Mass and Sunday Mass are requested to fill GOOGLE FORM that will be available on the parish web site (and in WhatsApp) from Thursday 07.30 p.m. Once the 50 available seats are filled up for a particular form the form will be automatically closed.


(2). Each member of the family has to be registered separately. If three members of your family are planning to attend the Mass, then, you will have to fill up three separate forms.


(3). The forms will be closed by Saturday 04:00 p.m. for the Vigil Mass and 10:00 p.m. for the Sunday Masses.


(4). Only those who are above 10 years and below 70 years of age can physically participate in the Mass.


(5). The main gate of the Church will be opened half an hour before the Mass is to begin and be closed five minutes before the Mass is to begin. Please ensure you adhere to the timings.


(6). All Parishioners will necessarily enter through the main gate and exit through the side gates of the Church. Any group gathering within the premises of the Church, before/after Mass is prohibited.


(7). Your temperature will be checked at the entrance. If your temperature is normal, then only, you are permitted to enter the Church.


(8). Before entering the Church, ALL are requested to make use of the hand sanitizer, kept for the purpose at the entrance.


(9). Physical touching/kissing of Statues is prohibited.


(10). Hand shaking is to be strictly avoided.


(11). Seats in which one is to sit are marked with stickers, kindly occupy those seats only.


(12). All who enter to participate in the Mass, are mandated to wear proper face masks and continue wearing them throughout the Mass. (Alternate use of Saree/ Chunni/ Kerchief is NOT permitted)


(13). Holy Communion is to be received only in the hand. Sufficient Physical distance (02 ?? ?? ????) is to be maintained while lining up for receiving Communion. The same distance is necessary while entering and exiting the Church.


(14). Those under quarantine or those who have any symptoms of cold, fever, cough, headache or any other chronic illness, kindly refrain from coming to the Church.


Fr. John Kusumalayam, O.P.

Parish Priest