Mass Protocol Adjustments

By Fr. Paul Shovelain

Beginning this Friday and continuing indefinitely we will resume coming forward to receive Holy Communion at Mass. We will give directions at the beginning of every Mass explaining how the flow will work. We ask you to social distance as you come forward for Holy Communion and return to your pew. For those seated in the handicap row in the very back and for those in the chairs next to the ceremonial doors in the back, we will bring Holy Communion to you. Please remain where you are seated. For those seated in overflow in St. Joseph Hall, please remain where you are seated and we will bring Holy Communion to you. The reason we are bringing Communion to people in those areas is that there is no easy flow with defined aisles that readily allow for social distancing. Thank you for your understanding.

Also, beginning on Saturday, we will have open seating in the section closest to the icon of St. John the Baptist, the farthest section to the left as you enter our church. People are asked to seat themselves. Please fill in the far end or center of the pew first and space yourselves appropriately. We desire to fit more people in the church, and we believe that we can do that safely by allowing people to sit in every row. We will only have open seating in that one section for now. Seating in the other sections will remain every other pew. Thank you for your continued flexibility and patience as we navigate how and when to resume practices that will allow more of us to gather as one family in our beautiful church space.

Adoration Chapel Anniversary

Yesterday, April 7 was the 19th anniversary of our adoration chapel. Thank you to all those who are committed to adoring Jesus in the Eucharist! If you are interested in signing up for an hour every week, or as a sub, please contact the parish office.