COVID-19

ATTENDING MASS DURING COVID

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Below you will find guidance on how things have been adjusted for your safety.  Please familiarize yourself with these directives.

Welcome to the Resumption of Public Mass

Our goals are to allow as many people who wish to participate in Mass to do so, while strictly maintaining a safe environment.  We will follow the health guidelines of the State of Massachusetts and the liturgical directives of the Archdiocese of Boston.

This is a work in progress.  As we learn we will make any adjustments needed.  If we remain patient and cooperate with each other then we can display our care and concern for each other.

The dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation will continue for the foreseeable future.  People in vulnerable populations, especially the elderly and those with compromised physical conditions, are encouraged to continue to watch Mass from home:  Catholic TV/EWTN.

Health guidelines and liturgical directives include:

  • The need to wear masks.  Please bring your own.
  • Greeters will be at the doors of the church.  You will be lead to an appropriate spot which respects social distancing.
  • Family members may sit together; otherwise maintain a social distance of six feet.
  • There will be no congregational singing during the Mass and no exchange of peace prior to the Lamb of God response.
  • Greeters will invite you by row for reception of Holy Communion from front to back by section.
  • When receiving Holy Communion put out your hand and the priest will drop the host into the hand.  Please do not wear gloves.  Upon receiving step aside, pull the mask down and communicate immediately before returning to your row.
  • Also, greeters will direct you at the end of Mass by row from back to front in each section in exiting the church.  In both instances with your co-operation we will strive to maintain our social distancing
  • We need to sanitize church following Mass, so we kindly ask that you leave a few moments following Mass.

For Daily Mass attendees:

  • We need to sanitize church following Mass, so we kindly ask that you leave a few moments following Mass. The Church for the foreseeable future will be locked after Mass, so as to be ready for Mass the following day.  Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for your co-operation as we gather for Holy Mass while following the necessary guidance in keeping one another safe.

Thank you so much,

 

Possible Exposure

In the case of our discovering that someone at Mass today tests positive for COVID-19 in the next several days, we want to be able to inform all of you so that, in consultation with your physician, you can take the appropriate steps.

´╗┐If you registered to come to Mass today, we already have your contact information, and will reach out to you if we learn that someone here has tested positive.

If you did not register, and if you wish to be contacted, please call or email the rectory with the appropriate contact information so that you can receive notification.

Even if you do not choose to leave your name, please know that we will make any announcement of a positive test on the parish website as well, so please check the website on a regular basis.


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