FRIDAYS IN LENT
Stations of the Cross - 5:30 PM • Mass - 6:00 PM
Those that cannot attend Stations of the Cross or Mass can view both at any time. They can be found below as well as on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Church - Max Capacity is 80
No overflow to Gym
Information for Mass during COVID-19
We must maintain and continue precautionary measures to ensure we are protecting one another from the spread of COVID-19. The following information is for everyone’s safety.
The Church will be open for private prayer Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
The Bishop has granted dispensation until further notice for all who cannot attend Mass. As always, we ask those who are sick, caring for someone who is sick, immune-compromised, or otherwise at higher risk to remain at home and watch the Mass online. We fully understand and respect that decision, and for those parishioners, we will continue to livestream our Daily Masses Tuesday - Friday at 7:30 AM and all weekend Masses on Facebook/YouTube.
Update for Attending Mass:
For Those With Children Under Two Years of Age
The CDC has guidelines in place for those who are under 2 years of age. Those guidelines indicate that children 2 years of age and under should not wear masks due to the risk of suffocation. Unfortunately, our parish “cry rooms” are currently closed throughout most of the Diocese since they are smaller with less circulating air, and make social distancing very difficult, if not impossible. That being the case, families are being seated together in our church and gym, and families or groups are appropriately spaced according to CDC guidelines, with parishioners over the age of 2 wearing masks. Therefore, families who want to attend with children under 2 certainly may do so. We encourage families with small children to consider returning to Mass. Families that allow children under 2 years to attend understand that social distancing keeps the risk of transmission minimized but not absent, and understand the potential of risk. Families are responsible for keeping their family in their designated area and away from other groups of people. Should you decide to return to in-person Masses, it may be easier and more convenient with children under the age of 2 to consider attending Mass in the gym. There is more room and reservations are not required. Children should not be allowed to roam in the church or gym, face mask or not, as it creates risk and distractions for others. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Adrienne Carroll, Business Manager at email@example.com.
RESUMPTION OF OFFERTORY COLLECTION DURING MASS
Starting the weekend of November 7/8, St. Joseph Church will resume the offertory collection during Mass. No baskets will be passed. Ushers will take up the collection from the congregation using stick baskets that are not passed, but only handled by the usher. Baskets will be wiped down with disinfectant at the end of each Mass. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Adrienne Carroll, Business Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESUMPTION OF LIMITED SINGING DURING MASS
Starting the weekend of November 7/8, St. Joseph Church will resume singing in Mass. Singing will be limited to ordinaries, psalms and gospel acclamations. Masks must stay on during singing. Hymns will not be sung at this time. An Order of Worship will be provided. All parishioners are asked to take their Order of Worship with them when exiting and dispose of them in the recycling bins upon exiting, or bring them home to recycle.