Some people have asked about the rationale behind our procedures for signing up to attend and checking in for masses. Jackson County has restrictions on the number of people who can attend mass due to social distancing. You check in so we can record your attendance.
Recently we had someone who attended mass who tested positive for Covid-19. Masks were worn and social distancing was practiced. Nonetheless, the Diocese requires us to contact everyone who attended. The signup list allowed us to email everyone to make them aware.
If you try to sign up and see that we have reached our maximum, I suggest you join the wait list. There are always a number of people signed up who do not come. We can usually accommodate walk-in's and wait-listers. Please don’t sign up with a fake name (yes that has happened!). That could prevent someone from coming to mass, and it doesn’t make our records correct.
Fr. Don Farnan, pastor of St Charles Parish, is a priest of our diocese. He is a skilled writer who has a blog. Recently he wrote about protests happening in our country. I think you will appreciate his point of view. Click here to read his blog.