A MESSAGE FROM FR. ANDREW

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WHO HAVE PATIENCE.

Reopening will take time and parish life will be different. We must take steps to ensure everyone's safety. The church is open for prayer, Sunday and Daily Mass. Our Rectory Office is also open during the day. We will announce when other parts of the parish open, such as ministries. Call the Rectory if you have any questions as to what is open.


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WHO WEAR MASKS.

We are called to care for one another. We ask you to please wear a mask at all times on the property, even for prayer and Mass. 


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WHO SOCIAL DISTANCE.

Social distancing will take place across the property and in the church. Please pay attention to marks on the ground outside, inside, and in the pews. You are asked to not move places while praying and to listen to ushers on where to go. You may see people you miss but we ask you not to congregate at this time or in the parking lot.


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WHO FOLLOW THE SIGNS.

Movement throughout the property will be different and specific. Follow the signs around the church on where you can and cannot go. The sole entrance to the church is the West door and the only exit for prayer is the East door. All other doors are for emergency exits only.


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WHO CLEAN.

Clean your hands and sanitize areas you touch to help stop the spread of the virus. Pay attention to what you touch and sanitize appropriately using non-bleach items. Staff and volunteers will disinfect regularly, but we still need your help. Hand sanitizer will be available at the doors. 


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WHO STAY HOME.

Dispensation for Holy Mass is still in effect. We will continue to live stream 11am mass. If you are 65 & older, not feeling well, have been sick, showing symptoms, or simply don't feel safe, we ask you to stay home. 






HOLY MASS PROCEDURES

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before Mass. Please refrain from attending if you have displayed any symptoms of illness in the past two weeks. An Usher will greet you at the door and show you where to sit. No holy water or missalettes will be available. For airflow, doors and windows to the church will remain open.

How to Enter:

The only entrance is the West Door. Entering will take time. A queue line start by the West Door and wrap around the North side of the church. There are marks on the sidewalk 6ft apart. Ushers will seat parishioners in marked pews. Please remain in assigned seats. Max capacity is 80 people and seating is first-come-first-served basis.

While Attending Mass:

Mass will have a few changes. Collection: a collection basket will be present at the entrance. Passing of baskets will not take place. Sign of Peace: Sign of Peace will be omitted. Communion: Ushers will guide parishioners to Communion using the side aisles from front to back. Communion will take place after the final blessing. Parishioners will immediately exit after receiving Communion. 

Reception of Communion:

Parishioners are asked to continue to wear masks as they process up to Communion. Marks are placed on the floor to maintain social distancing. No Precious Blood will be distributed. The priests and Extraordinary Minister will use hand sanitizer before distributing communion. When you get to the Extraordinary Minister, receive the Body in your hands (Communion will be distributed in the hand only), step 6ft away, remove your mask to consume, then replace your mask before exiting. We ask you to return to your car for a prayerful moment. We ask you to not congregate outside the church or in the parking lot.

Missal Resources

Missalettes will not be present in the church. We encourage the use of phones and tablets. iMissal is a great resource.

iMissal App - Click Here