Announcements

Parish Directives

Posted: July 22nd, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

We will resume Masses on Friday, July 24th. We will follow the regular schedule of weekday and weekend Masses. Communion services will be on Tuesdays. Confessions can be heard on Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The 8:00 a.m. Mass will be streamed online.

If you are nervous about attending a weekend Mass due to the number of people, we encourage you to attend a daily Mass. We ask that anyone who is sick to remain home, as should vulnerable and at-risk populations. If you are over 65 years of age and have respiratory issues or are immunocompromised, please stay home. The Bishop has granted dispensation to those who are uncomfortable attending weekend Mass and those who are high risk until further notice.

There are restrictions and regulations that need to be followed to insure everyone’s safety. These are safeguards that are in place:

  • The worship spaces are limited to 50% of capacity. Social distancing of six feet of separation is always to be maintained. We will open St. Peter’s room and the Parish Life Center for seating.
  • Every other row will be cordoned off and only family members (same address) may sit closely together.
  • Seats will be marked with tape and you will be directed to seats by ushers at the weekend Masses.
  • There will be markings on the floor to guide you when going up to receive Communion.
  • Communion will be received in the hand only.
  • There will be no hymnals or missalettes. You may bring your personal missal or printed readings to church. We ask that you take them home with you at the end of Mass.
  • Please wear masks out of respect for those around you. If you do not have a mask, the church will provide masks that should be returned after Mass to be sanitized.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance.
  • Bathrooms will be available for emergencies only.
  • Envelopes and cash offerings may be put in the wooden collection box at the entrance.

Thank you for your cooperation with implementing these safeguards.

Father Edward McDevitt, C. 0.
Parochial Vicar

Reopening Church

Posted: May 8th, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

We are making plans to reopen the church for Masses, Baptisms and Funerals as of May 20th, 2020. We will follow the regular schedule of weekday and weekend Masses. There will be no Communion service on Tuesdays at this time.

If you are nervous about attending a weekend Mass due to the number of people, we encourage you to attend a daily Mass. The next two Fridays, May 22nd and May 29th, will be full Mass with the Creed and Gloria included. Also, on May 22nd Father Ed will give the Anointing of the Sick after Mass. We ask that anyone who is sick to remain home, as should vulnerable and at-risk populations. If you are over 65 years of age and have respiratory issues or are immunocompromised, please stay home. The Bishop has granted dispensation to those who are uncomfortable attending weekend Mass and those who are high risk until further notice.

There are restrictions and regulations that need to be followed to insure everyone’s safety. These are safeguards that will be in place as we reopen:

  • The worship spaces are limited to 25% of capacity. Social distancing of six feet of separation is always to be maintained. We will open St. Peter’s room and the Parish Life Center for seating.
  • Every other row will be cordoned off and only family members (same address) may sit closely together.
  • Seats will be marked with tape and you will be directed to seats by ushers at the weekend Masses.
  • There will be markings on the floor to guide you when going up to receive Communion.
  • Communion will be received in the hand only.
  • There will be no hymnals or missalettes. You may bring your personal missal or printed readings to church. We ask that you take them home with you at the end of Mass.
  • Please wear masks out of respect for those around you. If you do not have a mask, the church will provide masks that should be returned after Mass to be sanitized.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance.
  • Bathrooms will be available for emergencies only.
  • Envelopes and cash offerings may be put in the wooden collection box at the entrance.

Thank you for your cooperation with implementing these safeguards.

Father Edward McDevitt, C. 0.
Parochial Vicar