CAPACITY & SEAT RESERVATION
For now, Masses will be limited to 50 for weekend Masses and 20 for weekday Masses. Father Ron’s Bible study will be limited to 10.
In order to accommodate this limited seating, parishioners must reserve their seats online or by calling the Parish office.
Registrations for each weekend will open the prior Monday at 9 AM, and ends on Friday at 3 PM or when we meet our maximum capacity.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
Wash your hands.
For ages 2 and up, face coverings are required and for the duration of Mass.
Bring your own hand sanitizer or wipes that can be used before receiving Holy Communion.
Please DO NOT bring items that contain bleach into the church as this will damage the pews.
Masks (for ages 2+) should be worn as soon as you exit your vehicle. In case you do not have a mask, the parish will provide you what you need by donation.
Arrive at least 15 minutes before Mass begins to stand in line 6 ft. from each other.
The main doors of the church will open 15 minutes prior to the start of Mass.
The church will be seated to fill the open pews from front to back. An usher will direct you to your seat. Social distancing is required between the households (6 ft).
The holy water fonts remain empty.
Masses will be celebrated as you have seen on the Live Stream with reduced volunteer lay ministers.
Communion will be distributed by clergy and assigned Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion.
Please have your face mask on for the entire duration of Mass. There is to be no physical contact between different households at the Sign of Peace or hand-holding during the Lord's Prayer.
Baskets will not be passed during the offertory. You will be able to place your weekly gift in a basket at the exit doors of the Church but we strongly encourage online giving through our website link https://giving.parishsoft.com/app/giving/st114191
Bishop Estevez has asked that communion be received in the hand only for the time being. The precious blood will not be offered to the congregation.
Use of personal hand sanitizer before communion is strongly encouraged.
There will only be two communion lines in the church maintaining a 6ft. distance between households. Ushers will guide the communion line
Masks should be worn in the communion line. After the priest offers you communion, please step to the side, remove your mask, consume the Eucharist, and then re-mask your face as you return to your pew. For those who participate in Mass via live stream, Holy Communion will be distributed on Oak Street for 30 minutes following each Sunday Mass. The mask requirement, explained above, will also apply to those coming for Communion.
After the final blessing, parishioners must remain in their pew. Each person will depart the church after Mass in an orderly manner, from the back to the front. And the Ushers will guide your way out.
You can drop your weekly offertory in the special baskets when you come in for Mass or when you depart.
Father Ron cannot shake hands; he will wave as you exit.
Please do not congregate outside after Mass.
CHURCH CLEANING PROCEDURES
Our church will be completely sanitized with a viral disinfectant on Friday May 15 prior to re-opening. Thanks to our parishioners Ricky & Catherine Webb for donating sprayers and disinfectant.
We will continue to implement cleanliness and sanitation practices, including disinfecting pews between every Mass.
Disinfecting will be done for bathrooms, door handles, and other frequently touched surfaces that occur throughout the day.
Please follow the CDC recommendations regarding your own health. If you fall into an "at-risk" category, please stay home and join us by Live Stream.
Any weddings, funerals, and baptisms that are scheduled will all be in accordance with the Diocese of St. Augustine and the protocol.
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