Precautions at Mass

Cardinal DiNardo has issued a set of requirements to be followed in all parishes in order to protect the faithful during the current health crisis.  These are published in detail on the front doors of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. John the Apostle Churches.  

  • Everyone entering the church including parishioners and clergy should wear a mask covering their nose and mouth.  Masks will be provided for those who do not have one.
  • Seating will be in every other pew.  The pews will be marked to indicate which should be left vacant.
  • Members of the same household may sit together in a pew but members of different households in the same pew should sit 6 ft. apart.
  • Do not process to the front for Holy Communion.  Father will distribute Holy Communion in the pews since every other pew will be vacant. 
  • When receiving Holy Communion, do not remove your mask in front of Father.  Rather, take Communion in the hand and wait for him to move to the next person before  removing your mask to consume the Host.
  • Place regular and second collection offerings in the baskets provided at the back of church.  Ushers will not pass a basket during the Offertory.
  • Pews, door handles and other frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected after each Mass.

Your patience and cooperation with these precautions to protect our parish family are greatly appreciated.

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