Information regarding receiving Sacraments

Following the lifting of restrictions on 15 February 2022, the guidelines for baptisms, weddings, funerals and home visitation have been reviewed by our Parish Covid Team:

The numbers able to attend weddings and funerals in each of the churches is as follows:

St Mary’s, Greencastle – 100
Star of the Sea, Whitehouse – 140 people
St James’, Whiteabbey – 75 people
St Colman’s, Greenisland – 60 people

Please see the Parish Info section of the parish website further information.

Baptisms are currently taking place in St Mary’s, Greencastle. Numbers remain limited to a maximum of 10 people and only one child is to be baptised at each ceremony, unless there is more than one child from the same family to be baptised. The maximum number that can attend a baptism is determined by the number of people who can safely gather around the baptism font, while maintaining social distancing and safety guidelines.

Home Visitation – Home visitation, first Friday visits and, ‘sick calls’ are restricted to cases of urgency only with social distancing and hygiene requirements applying.


Fr David.