Churchgoers can now hear mass in person as the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, more comonly known as the Manila Cathedral, opens its doors again starting Wednesday, Sept. 16.
The place of worship located in Intramuros welcomed the faithful back to its Eucharistic celebrations via Facebook, and provided schedules and guidelines:
- Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m.
- Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
- Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
- 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The congregation is limited to 80 persons inside the church for each mass on a first-come, first-served basis, while others can stay in Plaza Roma during Sundays. Parishioners are also required to wear face masks and face shields.
For those who won't be able to physically attend, all masses will still be live-streamed online through the Manila Cathedral's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Last week, the apostolic administrator of the Manila Archdiocese, Bishop Broderick Pabillo said confession has to be done personally, with confession schedules and hygienically safe confessionals.