During difficult times like these, it’s important to remember what Paul calls us to do in the first letter to the Thessalonians and that is to “Pray without ceasing.” We encourage you to use these resources to continue your family’s prayer life:
Liturgical Guidelines As we continue serve and minister during this pandemic, we have based our liturgical guidelines on the recommendations provided by the CDC. For the well being of all our parish family, most especially those who are more vulnerable, we expect all to follow these guidelines, in order to protect our parish family. The CDC’s recommendations can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/faith-based.html
Parish Safety Plan for Attending Mass
Preparing for Being Present at Mass
All who enter the church building, especially those who are not vaccinated, are encouraged to wear a mask. It is especially good to wear a mask whenever you are not in your pew or when singing. Every attendant should check their temperature before coming to Mass. If it is elevated, or if you show any other symptoms of illness, stay home. If someone in your home or someone that you have been in close contact with has been tested positive for COVID-19 or shown any symptoms of illness, please stay home.
Guidelines During Mass
We will not pass the collection basket during the offertory, though we will have stationary baskets where you can drop your contribution during communion.
We will not shake hands or give hugs during the sign of peace.
All who receive communion must receive it in their hands. All are encouraged to use hand sanitizer before receiving communion. Spray bottles with sanitizer are available in each communion line aisle for your use.
If you are not receiving communion, remain in your pew.
Please note that these guidelines are for the protection of all our parish family and are subject to change as necessary. We will update with any changes.