Kuwait: Holy Family Cathedral re-opens after five months

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Kuwait: Holy Family Cathedral re-opens after five months

Kuwait: Holy Family Cathedral re-opens after five months

Holy Family Cathedral at Kuwait City re-opens today after the lockdown of almost five months due to the corona pandemic. Various expats from Indian, Filipino, Sri Lankan’s community attended the liturgical services.

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Around ten masses were held on the re-opening day with a limited number of attendees taking all the precautionary measures according to the guidelines set by Authorities. All the safety measures were in place with social distancing, sanitizing and compulsory use of masks and gloves.

The number of devotees allowed to attend Masses has been decided by taking consideration of the guidelines set by the Health Authorities and the available space with strict adherence to social distancing, authorities informed.

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Entrance through the Back Gate

To attend Mass one must REGISTER ONLINE since the number of faithful that can attend is fixed and limited. On registering, one receives a notification which is then verified at the entrance.

Kindly click on the link below to register:

http://www.avona.org/kuwait/parish_schedules_kuwait.htm#.XyG39JMzagQ

To maintain proper rules and regulations of social distancing, the maximum seating capacity permitted in the churces will be CATHEDRAL (175)HALLS – Holy Family (80), Padre Pio (30), Virgin Mary (38) Good Shepherd (28)

At the Cathedral, various safety procedures have been put into place. The entrance and exit to and from the premises have been streamlined to avoid crowding. As part of the safety routine, a temperature check is carried out. It is mandatory for everyone to wear a mask and sanitize their hands and footwear before entering the Cathedral and halls. The bench which normally accommodates ten people has been restricted to only three and the place is freshly sanitized after every Mass. Physical distance is also a priority whilst receiving Holy Communion.

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Exit from the Front Gate