Guidelines for returning to Mass

We continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, therefore it is not a sin to miss Mass and all are encouraged to continue to stay home.

For those who are coming to church, here are some instructions:

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory to enter the church.
  • Sit 6 feet apart from non-family members in the same pew.
  • Please enter and exit the church without gathering in groups to talk inside.
  • No hymnals or missalettes will be used. Feel free to follow the readings on your (silenced) phone.
  • Offertory baskets will be placed at the exits rather than passed “from hand to hand” during Mass.
  • Overflow seating will be available in the parish hall with sound and video (as at Christmas and Easter).
  • Many parishioners have chosen to attend Mass during the week (smaller crowds) than the weekend.
Prayer of St. Brendan the Navigator
"Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You.

Christ of the mysteries, I trust You to be stronger than each storm within me. I will trust in the darkness and know that my times, even now, are in Your hand. Tune my spirit to the music of heaven, and somehow, make my obedience count for You." ... Amen
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