The Decision About Returning to Mass
The decision about returning to Mass requires considerable thought and prayer from all of us. As Christians we have a moral obligation to exercise prudence and charity, putting the health and welfare of others before our personal desires. The day will come when we can crowd into our beautiful church together for Mass once again, but until then, livestreams will continue. It's true that watching the Mass on TV isn't the same as worshipping together, but we can be grateful for the technology that makes it possible!
What You Can Expect From Your Parish
• A warm & welcoming atmosphere
• Signs posted for reminders & guidance
• Masks available if you forget yours with a small suggested donation
• The church will be sanitized before every Mass with special attention to highly used areas (pews, door handles, the restroom, etc.)
• Ushers to check you in and assist with seating & traffic flow throughout the Mass
• The Eucharist to be distributed with abundant care with all to sanitize their hands as necessary between communicants
• The liturgy to be celebrated with reverence & joy
What Your Parish Expects from You
• No reservations are required to attend mass. At the time we will seat you on a first come first served basis.
Prayerfully discern the risk of attending Mass in-person, regardless of your age or the existence of underlying health conditions
• Stay home if you have a fever, a cough, are not feeling well, or if you are concerned about your risk of exposure for any reason
• Individuals aged 60+ and anyone who is responsible for the well-being of others is advised to participate in the livestreamed Mass from home
• Follow physical distancing protocol at all times