We are a Beacon...Getting through the Coronavirus
The Daily Chapel will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 2:00pm for personal prayer and devotion.
Guidelines for Observing Social Distancing and other Health Requirements for the Celebration of Mass
Public Masses, with appropriate social distancing, will resume with:
Mass in the Daily Chapel on Monday and Wednesdays at 7:30am
Mass in Church on Saturdays at 4:30pm
Mass in Church on Sundays at 9:30am. (Please note the Sunday Mass time change for the duration of the pandemic.)
Dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues until further notice.
Parishioners who are symptomatic or who have been exposed to another with the virus should not come to church, in accordance with national, state and local health directives.
Attendees should take their temperature at home before determining whether they should attend Mass.
Anyone over 60 years-old and those with underlying health complications are encouraged to participate in Masses via live-stream only.
The faithful are obliged to wear a mask upon entering the church and during the celebration of Mass, except when seated in the pew and for the brief moment of receiving Holy Communion.
Families are to maintain six-foot distancing between their family and other families or individuals throughout the celebration of Mass.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
Stationary baskets will be used for donations from the assembly and will be placed on either side of the sanctuary. You can drop your offering in the basket when you come up for Holy Communion.
Please consider giving your offertory online at https://membership.
SIGN OF PEACE IS SUSPENDED
Communicants are to receive the Host in the hand in keeping with the advice of state health officials and thereby to avoid the Communion minister’s fingers coming into contact with saliva or particles exhaled from the communicants’ mouth onto the ministers’ fingers.
Distribution of Holy Communion from the chalice is prohibited to the assembly.
When approaching the Communion minister, the communicant is to pull their mask below their chin in order to prepare to receive Communion as above. The communicant immediately replaces their mask after consuming the Host.
Ushers or other volunteers who are masked and gloved will ensure six-foot distancing in the Communion line.
Maintaining a single-file line is necessary for the distribution of Holy Communion for each Communion minister and communicant to maintain social distancing.
MEETINGS, EVENTS, AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS
All organizations may continue their meetings after May 18th; however, the president or chairman is responsible for enforcing social distancing rules at these meetings (six feet of social distancing, wearing of face masks, gloves or frequent handwashing). In addition, all events, fundraisers, and social gatherings are still suspended until further notice to help ensure the health and safety of all parishioners.