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:
Parish Office Open by Appointment Only
The parish office will be closed to the public, except by appointment, until further notice. Please do not hesitate to call or email if you need anything. We will still be available on our regular office phones.
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 must have a mask. They may be removed once you are in your pew. They must be on 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.
We also encourage you to bring hand sanitizer, if you have it.
Guidelines During Mass
Bulletins will be handed out on your way out of the building.
Check in with an usher or staff member on your way in to the building, they will make sure we have your contact info for contact tracing. If you have to wait on another family or individual to finish checking in, please keep six feet distance.
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. Please keep your mask on until after you have said “Amen” and stepped to the side. Then you can pull your mask down to consume the host and immediately replace your mask.
If you are not receiving communion, remain in your pew.
After Mass, we cannot allow for social gatherings, so we ask that you exit the building, keeping social distancing.
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.