Phase 2 Reopening on Palm Sunday

March 26th, 2021
Our guidelines are meant to be an avenue through which we continue to keep one another safe.  Please read the update to them with the care that is behind them and please be patient as we continue our journey through this pandemic.
MODIFICATIONS:  
The following are modifications to our guidelines effective with Palm Sunday Masses: Seating changes permit the wearing of masks optional in some sections.  In consideration of others, please wear a mask when entering and leaving the Church. All pews will be open for seating to increase capacity. There will be two sections where “no mask required” when sitting; please maintain social distancing of 6’ between households in those sections. All other sections will be “masks required”; pews are marked for social distancing to be maintained. Click here to see the
section layout. Both entrances to the Narthex will be opened. The Narthex restrooms have been re-opened; the Multi-Purpose ones remain available.   
STAYING IN PLACE: 
The following guidelines remain in place: Overflow seating will be avail-able in the Social Hall. Maintain social distancing when entering and leaving the Church, and when processing to Communion.  The Body of Christ will be received in the hand; the Blood of Christ will not be offered. Hands should be sanitized before you leave your pew to receive Communion. Liturgical Ministers will continue to wear masks and have their temperature checked. Pews, and Social Hall chairs if used, will be cleaned following each Mass.

Sunday morning 8:30 am and 11:00 am Masses
will continue to be live-streamed on our Facebook page

for those who, due to a grave cause, are unable to attend Mass
in-person. In the Bishop’s letter, he explains ‘grave cause’ as
“serious ongoing risks and concerns you might have about the
coronavirus”.

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