Monday we can allow up to 25% capacity in the Church. But, we still have to maintain social distancing. This will allow us to open 30 pews. We will have sign ups for weekday and Sunday Masses. Since there is no obigation to go to Mass on Sunday we should consider going to weekday Mass as equal to going to Sunday Mass. Please sign up for only one Mass during the coming week. There are thirty slots for signing up, one for each open pew. We ask that in the comment section you give the number of people from your household who will be attending the Mass. We are not limited to thirty people. People in the same household can all sit together in the same pew. As always, everyone over two years of age must wear a face cover. There are no missalettes so you may want to use your smart phone or tablet to follow the readings. Maintain six feet of social distancing at all times. You will be instructed in how to receive Communion.
Here is the link to the sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0849ACA62DABFC1-mass
I will hear confessions at the usual times: Saturday afternoon at 4:00 and Monday through Saturday at 7:30 am. We will start having Mass on Mondays in light of the new Priest coming to the parish. Please enter the confessional from the vestibule, stay behind the kneeler, either kneel or stand as you prefer.
We also need volunteers to stay behind after each Mass to sanitize the pews. This should only take a few minutes. Please let me know if you can stay after Mass to clean. Send me an e-mail letting me know the Mass for which you signed up: [email protected]
We will livestream the 9:30 Mass this Sunday. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/stmaryum/
We will have Confirmation this Wednesday at 7:00 pm. We will have First Communion Saturday the 27th at 10:00 am. Only the Confirmandi, First Communicants and immediate family can attend. Please pray for those receiving these Sacraments of Initiation.
There are still several openings for Adoration tomorrow from 1:00 to 5:00 pm to commemorate Corpus Christi. Here is the link to sign up for Adoration: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0849ACA62DABFC1-sign
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we move toward a more normal parish life.
God bless, Fr. LaHood