Rules and regulations during the Corona Pandemic
(as of September 2020)
The Archdiocese of Cologne has presented a list of conditions
for the public celebration of Holy Mass. Below is a summary in English:
A minimum distance of 1.5 meters (5 ft) must be maintained in all directions inside and outside the church. The moment of receiving Holy Communion is the one exception. People who live together are counted as one, i.e. they can sit next to each other in the pew, enter and leave the church together, etc. Please observe the markings indicating safe distances inside and outside the church as well as in the pews for the foreseen seating arrangement. Up to 10 people may sit in one pew if it is the express wish of all parties.
Please use the hand sanitizer at the entrance/exit.
Singing is permitted, but in this case a distance of 2 meters (6.5 ft) must be maintained. Use of masks while singing is strongly recommended.
If you wish to contribute to the collection, please do so in the baskets located in the front or back of the church. They will not be circulated during Holy Mass.
Masks are not required, but they are recommended while the faithful are moving around in the church—when they arrive and depart and when they go to Holy Communion.
The sign of peace is to be made without body contact.
Holy Communion may only be received in the hand and not on the tongue.
In order to inform members of a congregation in the event of a possible infection risk, the Archdiocese of Cologne requires us to retain a list of those who were present at Holy Mass. Please enter your contact information on the form in the back of the church.
Thank you for your help and understanding!
God Bless You!
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It’s a pleasure to welcome you to the website of Saint Thomas More, the International Catholic Chaplaincy in Bonn.
As a spiritual family, our desire is to be a truly international Community who seeks to hold Christ at the center of all that we do.
We began here in Bonn in 1952 as part of the American Embassy.
Today, our parishioners come from over 25 different countries.
We hope that this website helps you to find answers to questions about us.
We look forward to you joining us for Holy Mass on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
God bless you.
We offer Religious Education programs for everyone, children as well as adults. The Adult Coffee and Conversation Program is an opportunity to discuss subjects that we are all interested in as Christians. These topics range from church history, to morality, to public service. If you would like to join us, the door is always open.
Confessions are heard before and after Sunday Mass and, of course, by appointment.
We encourage all parishioners to be involved in community life and are always glad to welcome people willing to serve as Ushers, Altar Servers, Lectors and Teachers of Religious Education (or substitutes) as well as new members for our social committee or parish council – and last but not least – new singers or musicians for our Choir.