Join us for Worship
In light of the risks of COVID-19, our worship has adapted to best meet the needs of parishioners and guests alike. We are currently offering both an in-person, outdoor Eucharist on Sunday mornings, and continuing with our online worship options as well. Please read below for information relevant to in-person worship.
Mass on the Grass (8:00 am)
This is a spoken Rite II liturgy in the church courtyard that begins at 8:00 am.
Attendees will need to bring their own chairs or picnic blankets to sit on. Ushers will be available to help space households six feet apart.
All attendees will need to wear a mask. A limited number of reusable and disposable masks are available on site.
The buildings will not be open, but will be available on a limited basis for individuals who need to use the restroom. We encourage folks to use the restroom before coming.
The Celebrant will provide instructions for Communion. For the time being, we continue to commune in one kind, the Bread. Communion is delivered either using Eucharistic pincers (tongs) or in sealed bags.
A single basket for offerings will be available. We continue to encourage online contributions or sending a check in the mail.
How long is the service?
The liturgy itself will last about 30 minutes. The amount of time it will take to receive communion will depend on how many are in attendance.
What should I wear?
Our priests will not be in all their usual vestments, and we also encourage you to dress comfortably and casually.
Is this a family friendly service?
Absolutely! Children of all ages are invited, though children over the age of two will need to wear a mask. We also encourage parents to talk with their children before they come about physical distance and contact.
Are newcomers welcome?
Yes! We know that a number of people have started worshipping virtually with us over the past several months. We would love to meet you in person this Sunday.
What if there is inclement weather?
We will send an email and make a Facebook post by 7:00 am that morning if we need to cancel a service.
Anything else we should know?
We know that individuals are willing to assume different levels of risk at this time. We strongly encourage at-risk individuals (as defined by the CDC) to stay at home. We will continue to broadcast our 10:30 am liturgy online.
Anyone who is sick, recovering from an illness, or has been in contact with someone ill, is asked NOT to attend either the Mass on the Grass or the Communion Distribution.
Communion Distribution (9:15 am)
For those who prefer more distance right now, we offer a Communion Distribution before the 10:30 am Eucharist premieres on Facebook. From 9:15-9:45 am, we will be set up next to the Parish Office in the parking lot to distribute the consecrated bread.
Enter the main entrance at Sena and Ector. Staff members will be there to welcome and guide you where you need to go.
Once you arrive, place your car in park and tell us how many hosts you need. We will then place the hosts in the back seat of your car, or in the trunk if there are passengers in the back seat.
We will send you off by blessing your vehicle with Holy Water.