PARISH ANNOUNCEMENT 3 dated 12 September 2020
As announced by Bishop on 9th Sep, there are further reduction of the COVID-19 constraints effective from 4th Sep 2020. However each parish is to determine what are the appropriate measures needed to ensure our parishioners feel safe to attend masses at CIC. Hence some changes has be made to the COVID-19 SOPs.
EFFECTIVE FROM 18th SEPTEMBER 2020
These has to be adhered to ensure all of you are safe when attending mass at our beloved parish.
The main change is the age group allowed to participate in the live masses and the registration process.
Parishioners age 7 and above are now allowed to register to attend. As advised by our parish response team medical doctor, children below 7 and the elderly who are frail/ill of health are discouraged to attend as these are still in the high risk group.
The registration is now open to all, where you need to pre-register your attendance either through your BEC leader, the parish office, FB or by yourself on our website. Pre-registration is still required as there are limited number of seats due to the social distancing requirement. The registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis, hence please register as soon as possible at the beginning of the week. Once registered, you will received a registration confirmation notice via email.
To attend mass, the parishioner:
- Must be well and without any COVID-like symptoms
- Has not been in contact with anyone suspected or infected by COVID-19
- MUST wear a 3-ply mask at all times once within the church compound
- Must adhere to the 1m social distancing rule at all times e.g. when seated in the pews and queuing
These SOPs MUST be adhered to strictly, as COVID-19 is still a threat to our community and we need to be responsible. We are very confident with these measures and with your full cooperation, we will be safe under His protection.
If you have any concerns or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact the PPC chairperson or apostolate heads.
Lastly please continue to pray for the end of this pandemic and the safety of all of the faithful. You are always in my prayers.
All for God alone!
Fr Edward Rayappan
We, the Priests of The Church of the Immaculate Conception (CIC JB) welcome you to our website. This historic and the oldest church of Johor Bahru was built in the year of 1927 by the late Rev. Fr. C. Saleilles, M. AP. The original church was built in the year 1883 and was named as “Our Lady of Lourdes”. CIC JB is an active centre of Catholic life and prayer in the heart of Johor Bahru City. The Roman Catholic priests continue their tradition of preaching, personal instruction, sacramental life and pastoral care extending well beyond the geographical boundaries of Johor Bahru.
We hope that you will find in these web pages much to inspire you in your Catholic life and we warmly invite you to complement this virtual visit with a personal visit in the near future.
May God bless you and all those dear to you.