Celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass during this period of pandemic Please be aware of the need to maintain both proper hygiene and social distancing. Hygiene FACE MASKS covering both nose and mouth must be worn inside the church by all lay faithful over the age of two. Lectors and servers will wear masks, but lectors will remove them when they are reading. The celebrant will not wear a mask at the altar because doing so impedes his ability to lead the public prayer and worship. Priests and ministers who distribute communion will wear a mask. wash hands at home and use hand sanitizer provided at entrance of the church. All fonts will be emptied of water. Missals will be removed from the pews single-use Worship aids will be available for each liturgy THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE EUCHARIST The reception of the Precious Blood will be suspended. Communion will be distributed solely on the hand. The priest should have an individual paten and chalice for his communion a ciborium for the community shall be covered The ministers of holy communion will bring it to the assembly by moving through the empty pews so as to eliminate the need for movement of people in the church prior to dismissal Social distancing the celebrant must be alone at all times at the presidential chair and the altar. offertory Baskets will be at the entrance of the church for your contribution. Every other pew must remain vacant. One household per pew or two unrelated individuals seated at each end. The Comfort room will be available to only one family. First come, first serve. There can be no general social gatherings before or after Mass. folding chairs can be obtained from the Lobell hall for those who would sit outside in the likely event that the Sunday masses exceed the capacities of the churches. The faithful are encouraged to bring hats or parasols for outdoors use. the following will be suspended Choirs will be suspended because of the danger of transmission of the virus. The assembly is discouraged from singing. If available we will have no more than a cantor and an accompanist. The sign of peace will be suspended The procession of gifts will be suspended holding of hands during the Lord's Prayer will be suspended
Adjustments to these provisions will be made as needed until we can return to our customary worship.