Return to our Church

PHASE 3 DIRECTIVES 

TO BE OBSERVED BY ALL PARISHIONERS 

Due to the on-going pandemic, all must observe the following directives until further notice.

Please be patient as we work our way to reopening our Church in all phases.  Thank you.

  • If you are ill, are coughing or sneezing, please remain home.

  • The dispensation from Sunday/Holy Day Mass obligation still remains in effect until further notice.  However, you can attend mass on line, Relevant Radio, EWTN, etc.

 

  • Phase 3 Masses:  

 

    • Saturday

    • English: 4 PM​ 

    • Spanish: 7PM 

    • Sunday

    • Portuguese: 8:30 AM

    • Spanish: 10:30 AM

    • English: 12:30 PM

    • Mass will be held in Church at 7:30 AM daily in English.

    • Mass in Spanish will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:00 PM

    • Mass for Brazilians will be offered on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM

 

  • Please Note:  The church will NOT be open for private prayer daily from 3 to 6 PM effective June 15, 2020.  It will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 9 to Noon for private prayer and Exposition.

  • Park only in the Rectory Driveway or side parking lot.  The school lot will be closed.

  • Enter only through the side door of the church in the Rectory Driveway.

  • The maximum number allowed in Church for mass attendance is 72.

  • Masks must be worn in church at ALL TIMES except when receiving Communion.  Masks will not be supplied by the parish.  If you have personal hand sanitizer, please bring it with you.

  • Please follow the instructions of the Welcoming Committee.

  • Everyone needs to be 6 feet apart, sitting only in the designated areas marked by blue tape, UNLESS you live together in the same household.

  • There must be no physical contact during the sign of peace.

  • To receive Communion, please line up in single file maintaining 6 foot distancing.  The floor in the center aisle is marked.

  • Communion will not be placed on the tongue, only in the hands (No Gloves).  The Precious Blood will not be offered.  As you approach the priest for communion, bow your head, extend your hand, accept the host, step aside and lift your mask to consume the host.  Please return to your seat.

  • A collection basket will be placed on the step in front of St. Joseph’s altar near the side door.  Please remember:  St. Catherine’s still needs your support.

  • At the close of mass, please depart the church immediately in an orderly fashion maintaining 6 foot distancing.

  • Absolutely NO public gatherings, greetings, group prayers, or rosaries are permitted.  All must leave immediately so the church can be sanitized.

 

  • REMINDER:  Do not come to church if you are sick!