What To Expect When You Return To Mass
As of May 30th, we have resumed public Masses. We have implemented updates and changes during this time. Here is what you can expect when you return to Mass:
The church and balcony area will be cleaned and sanitized after each Mass. The Chapel and Gathering Space are closed.
Please arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of Mass.
Access will be through the Main Street and Narthex doors only. Counters will be in place.
Wearing a face mask is highly recommended.
Hand sanitizing stations are located around the church.
Pick up a worship aid as you enter the church. Leave it in the pew following Mass.
Please refrain from standing in the perimeter aisle around the church during Mass.
Holy Water Fonts are not in place. Brown bags containing a bottle of holy water are available in the Narthex. One per family please.
Offertory envelopes and contributions should be deposited before Mass in an offertory basket located at the front of each section. There will be no offertory procession.
You are reminded not to hold hands during the Lord’s Prayer.
There will be no Sign of Peace.
At Communion time, please be attuned to Father’s instructions as to the order of each section being called upon for Communion. (A – G) Take note of your section.
Maintain at least 6′ of social distancing, including at Communion.
If you are receiving Communion, create a single file line by exiting your pew from the right and returning from the left.
Masks are to be removed before receiving Communion and then replaced. Gloves are not permitted to be worn when receiving Communion.
We ask that Communion be received in the hand. Please keep your hands flat, not cupped.
Those not receiving Communion are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion listed in the worship aid.
The Precious Blood will not be distributed at Communion.
Bulletins will be available in the holders and on-line.
Dismissal following Mass will begin with those seated at the back of the church then moving to those seated towards the front. Exit through any door.
Social gatherings are discouraged before and after Mass.
All of you, be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate, humble.