REOPENING OF PUBLIC CONFESSION, MASS, HOLY COMMUNION, AND THE CELEBRATION OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION


DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION AND PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF MASS

The Distribution of Holy Communion and public Celebration of Mass will begin June 13, at 4:00 PM, and June 14, at 8:00 AM.

The number of persons permitted to attend Mass in a church or other approved indoor location is not determined by a set number recommended by public health personnel. It is determined by the number of persons who can be accommodated within that space according to the plan for safe physical distances in each church. We are using the standard of 6 feet between those not from the same household. Therefore, the calculation of this number of persons will take into account couples or families who reside together in the same dwelling and may sit together.

If the weather permits, these two Masses will be celebrated outside near the statue of St. Joseph. We will use a ‘bring your own lawn chair’ policy for a while. People who do not fit into the designated area may remain in their Cars during Mass and we will bring communion to the parking lot areas. All are reminded that the Christian faithful are not obliged to participate at Mass on Sunday due to the circumstance of the Coronavirus pandemic. This remains in effect until further notice.

Everyone is still strongly urged to view the celebration of Sunday Mass on TV, or via the internet.

BEGINNING JUNE 13 and 14, Sr. Linda will be available in front of the Church for distribution of Holy Communion on Saturdays at 5:30 PM, and Sundays at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM. You are free to remain in your cars or to come to the outside entrance near the chapel.

Again, please remember to wear your Mask.

CONFESSIONS

Beginning June 13 and 14, Fr. Jozef will begin to hear Confessions on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m., and Sunday Mornings at 7:30 a.m. A simple confessional space will be designated outdoors, near the chapel entrance. In the case of inclement weather,, confessions will take place in the Church basement.

You are also free to contact Fr. Jozef to set up an appointment time to meet with him at a time more suitable to your schedule. Please remember to wear a mask.

MASS INTENTIONS

Mass Intentions will resume on the weekend of June 13/June 14. Masses which were already requested for the rest of the year will remain as scheduled.  

Masses that were not celebrated during the quarantine will be rescheduled at the earliest possible time.

If you have any questions regarding a specific intention, please call the office at 742-7075, or email abishopamato@dioceseaj.org.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 

The date for First Holy Communion  will be announced next week.