Ballinascreen & Desertmartin Parishes

Booking Instructions For Christmas Eucharist 2020

This year, as a result of the ongoing pandemic, we must restrict the numbers attending Mass in each of our churches.  The wellbeing of our parishioners is of paramount importance and to ensure this, a maximum number has been calculated for each church, which enables social distancing to be maintained. Please note that there is no obligation to attend Mass this Christmas. 

Please do not attend Mass if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Note for Eucharistic Ministers, Readers and Stewards

An individual seat will be reserved for you so please DO NOT book a seat through the booking system. Thank you.

  1. Masses for Christmas will be held on 24, 25, 26 & 27 December - you may only attend ONE of the Masses over these four days.

  2. Masses MUST be booked using the online booking system which opens on Wednesday 7 December at 7.00 pm.  (A link to the booking page for all Masses will be placed on each parish website when bookings open) Please select one of the Masses in your own parish.

  3. You may only book for ONE family, up to a maximum of 6 people.  ALL that you book for MUST be part of the same 'bubble' so that they can be seated together.  A valid email address and contact number MUST be provided.

  4. Bring your ticket(s) either in print or digital form to Mass. 

  5. If you cancel all or part of your booking you MUST email ASAP.

  6. If  unable to secure a place you may follow Mass from Holy Rosary or St Mary's, Coolcalm via their webcam. 

  7. Holy Communion will be distributed at the doors of all churches, once the congregation has dispersed.

  8. A face covering MUST be worn unless you are medically exempt.

  9. Social distancing MUST be observed on the way in and out.

  10. You MUST follow the instructions of the stewards and sit in your allocated seat.


Ballinascreen Webcam Link:

Desertmartin Webcam Link:

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248