Mass in the Church
Beginning this Sunday, Mass will be celebrated inside of the church. We are allowed to have 25% capacity or 200 whichever is less with the condition of six feet social distancing between households. That required distance between households may reduce our numbers even further.
Each person attending the service should do a self-screening for COVID-19. In order to successfully pass screening, a person must be able to answer “No” to each of these six questions. A “Yes” to even one question is a failed screening and one must stay home.
In the last 14 days, have you:
- Traveled internationally?
- Been exposed to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 without the correct PPE?
- Had a temperature at least 100.0° F?
- Had new or increased shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
- Had a new cough?
- Had at least two of the following symptoms together:
Chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, or New loss of taste
Physical distancing must be observed from the time people drive onto campus to the time they get into their cars when Mass is over. Parents with small children must ensure their children observe social distancing.
Universal face covering is required. Bring a face mask. We have a limited supply in case you need one.
Plan to be at church 30 minutes early. There will be a check in process that requires extra time.
There will be one entrance to the church. The south east door, the one just to the right of the main ceremonial doors will be the entry point. Parishioners may line up under the covered walkway, keeping six feet apart from other households.
Check in at the host table. The host will check your reservation and contact information. The parish will maintain for 30 days a list of those in attendance should contact tracing be required for an outbreak of the virus.
There can be no visiting in the foyer before or after the service. Ushers will immediately direct people to their seats. One may not choose where one would want to sit. All must follow the direction of the ushers. Seating will be done in such a way as to minimize passing near others. One must remain at their seats
PLEASE remember, we are doing everything in our control to provide a safe environment for Mass, but ultimately, anyone attending Mass does so at his or her own risk. Vulnerable, at-risk and otherwise concerned persons should remain home. A general dispensation from the obligation to participate in Mass remains in effect for the faithful.
Even with all these necessary restrictions and requirements, it is good to be able to gather at this time and celebrate the Eucharist with one another.