Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ (Corpus Christi)
Mass for 25% of Church Capacity AND Communion will once again be distributed!

Also, join us for Adoration on Sunday to celebrate this important Catholic feast, which is also our feast day as a parish
We are happy to announce that not only has the Phase II re-opening allowed us to admit up to 25%* of our church capacity to mass, but that we may also have the distribution of Holy Communion to the faithful !


Please note these new allowances come with the following additional protocols that should be noted and adhered to:


1. For now, only the priests will distribute Communion .

2. Communion will be distributed at the end of mass . Those who wish to receive should remain in their pews when mass has ended and await the priest's invitation.

3. As you exit your pew to receive Communion, please be mindful of social distancing guidelines and leave at least 6 feet of space between you and the person in front of you. The floor will be marked with tape indicating the 6 feet of separation. Please also look to our ushers for further guidance.

4. It is highly recommended for the safety of all that Communion be received in the hand , but, if you would like to receive on the tongue, please go to the end of the Communion line.

5. Your face mask must remain with you , but should be removed once you get to the pries t for you to consume the host. As soon as you have consumed the host, please re-don your mask.

6. Communicants planning to receive in the hand may not wear gloves when approaching Communion.


7. We will have Confessions on Saturday from 12-1pm for anyone who needs to approach that sacrament in anticipation of receiving Eucharist (Confessions will now regularly be held on Saturdays)


We hope that the availability of Holy Eucharist will encourage many more people to attend Mass. However, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect.

For those planning to attend, there are also updated general guidelines available HERE as well as noted by Fr. Lawrence in this weekend' s bulletin (link below).

We are all grateful that we may return to Mass and receive the Eucharist, especially in time for our parish Feast Day, which celebrates the Eucharist in particular!

Now, more than ever, it is important that we act together to ensure that we return back safely and follow these guidelines.


God Bless and Peace!

~The Clergy and Staff of Blessed Sacrament
*25% of our capacity is approximately 200 persons. With added social distancing protocols, the number is closer to 140-170, depending persons per household in attendance (and this comparable to pre-pandemic attendance at our lighter masses).

We are also committed to cleaning the church daily and after each mass and following all other safety precautions.

If you are able, we wholeheartedly and excitedly invite you to return, if not this weekend, then in the coming weeks.
For all other (updated) protocols, please CLICK HERE .
This weekend our mass schedule is as follows:

5:00 pm Mass on Saturday (Church)

8:00 am on Sunday (Church)

9:30 am Spanish Mass (Gym)*

11:00 am on Sunday (Church)

Note there are no (public) 12:30 and 5:00pm Sunday masses.

*to leave time to clean the Church between the 8am and 11am masses
Corpus Christi Adoration
It is Tradition in parishes around the world to process with the Blessed Sacrament in the community on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in order to share the Real Presence of Christ with the world.

At Blessed Sacrament, we have done this around our church block and also gathered socially as it is also the feast day of our parish.

This year, due to the need to social distance and put in place other safety precautions, we regrettable cannot process and socialize as we have in the past. However, we will have a special, extended Adoration in the church following the 11am mass.

Adoration will begin with exposition and praise music at approximately 12pm. There will be silent Adoration from around 1:30-3:00pm. At 3:00pm we will close with the Chaplet of DIvine Mercy, more praise music, and Benediction.

We hope you can join us as we come together to celebrate our parish feast with the Lord, but in case you cannot come out, we will live stream the full Adoration for home participation on our parish webpage and Facebook .
The obligation to attend Sunday mass remains lifted. Members of the faithful who are ill or at risk are still encouraged to stay home and participate in mass on TV or online.
Livestreamed masses at Blessed Sacrament
These streams can be viewed either live or afterwards on our parish webpage and Facebook page. The live-stream is also compatible with Roku devices (info HERE ).

or

We also streaming our Sunday 11am masses live to YouTube.
Visit our channel HERE .
More on watching mass and making an Act of Spiritual Communion in previous emails and the bulletin .
Go HERE and HERE for additional tips and resources for participating in mass at home. HERE is an online database of livestreamed masses from all over. Ascension Press and Word on Fire also offer great mass livestreams.
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