Important Information – Public Celebration of Mass – Pentecost Sunday

For those that may not have seen Fr. Zinno’s announcement on the live stream this past weekend, we are proposing that those returning to the public celebration of Mass on the weekend of May 30th & 31st to attend Mass using the following guidelines. Based on the first letter of your last name, please plan to attend the following Mass times so that we will be able to follow the mandated 25% capacity limit imposed by the Governor’s Office. Thank you for your patience and understanding! We look forward to seeing many of you back at OLMC very soon.

730AM SUN. H I J K L M
1030 AM SUN. T U V W X Y Z

In addition, please note the following.

Only the front entrances of the church will be open. We do so to allow a single flow of traffic into the building and ensure safe distance between parishioners.

All parishioners will be required to wear a mask or cloth face covering in the church.

Ushers will be present at the entrance of the church to mist everyone’s hands with hand sanitizer. You are most welcome to bring additional hand sanitizer with you should you like to do so.

Every other pew will be taped off to ensure proper social distancing requirements. Within the pew, a family may sit together. Otherwise, we ask that only one person sit at either end, and one in the middle. For the side pews, again, a couple may sit together or a single parishioner.

For communion, arrows directing parishioners forward will be found on the floor just like at Stop and Shop or any other store. Please maintain social distancing of 6 feet between each other even in line.

Those desiring to receive holy communion on the tongue are asked to please wait until the end of communion, after the other parishioners have received. The priest will sanitize his hands after each distribution of the Blessed Sacrament, to ensure the health of those coming after you.

Please know, that the church pews and commonly touched surfaces will be sanitized after each Mass to ensure your health and safety.

We look forward to your return to the public celebration of Mass in a few short days! God bless.

This entry was posted on May 25, 2020. Bookmark the permalink.