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MAY 19, 2020 UPDATE
A MESSAGE FROM FR. KEVIN
MASS REOPENING INFORMATION
- A complete deep cleaning and sanitizing of our church, including the use of an EPA approved sanitizer for killing the Covid-19 virus (surfaces within the church will also be sprayed with sanitizer between all Masses);
- Adjustments to our ventilation to maximize the use of fresh outside air;
- Modifying seating for the maximized use of our church to enable distancing between families;
- Proper training of individuals to be at each Mass assisting and directing parishioners and visitors;
- The acquisition of face masks to be distributed to those who do not have their own, as well as alcohol based hand sanitizer to be applied to visitors as you enter the the church, and available for use during and after Mass;
- Restricting access to our facilities outside of the public Mass times in order to reduce contamination.
MAY 11, 2020 UPDATE
MASS REOPENING GUIDELINES
MARCH 24, 2020 UPDATE
MARCH 17, 2020 UPDATE
ALL PUBLIC MASSES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION & CONFESSIONS SUSPENDED
- All regularly schedule confession times.
- Stations of the Cross services.
- All other parish events or meetings.
DAILY ROSARY CORRECTION
MARCH 16, 2020 UPDATE
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION LOCATION CHANGE
PENANCE SERVICE CANCELLATION
DAILY ROSARY (BY PHONE OR INTERNET)
MARCH 13, 2020 UPDATE
A LETTER FROM FR. KEVIN
I would ask that ALL of us, as a true Faith Family, remember our Faith and the promises that we have in Jesus Christ! Jesus has us covered even during pandemics! Our job is to trust, to be smart, to use the gifts that God has given us, and to take care of one another through it all. And we can do this! This is an extraordinary community and what we can do when we trust God knows no limits!
We place ourselves and our world under the Protection of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, and all the Saints, most especially our Patroness, St. Maria Goretti!
Know that you have all of my prayers! And all of my love!
Fr. Kevin J. Haines, Pastor
St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
CORONAVIRUS MASS GUIDELINES
- We will not pass collection baskets but will instead have baskets centrally located in which individuals can place their offertory as instructed during Mass. If you have not already done so, please consider enrolling in electronic giving by clicking here.
- The Consecrated Host can only be received on the hand, and not directly on the tongue at this time.
- We will be suspending the exchange of the sign of peace.
- We ask you not to hold hands during the Lord’s prayer.
- We will discontinue the use of holy water fonts.
- We urge all to consider spreading out during Mass and make use of our large church!
PARISH EVENT CANCELLATIONS
- As discussed above, all Masses will continue as planned.
- The Lenten Penance Service, scheduled for Thursday, March 19th at 7pm will continue as planned.
- Regular Saturday Confession times will remain unchanged.
- Lenten Stations of the Cross will continue as planned.
- Eucharistic Adoration will continue, as will our push to move to Perpetual Adoration by April 19, 2020, Divine Mercy Sunday.
- Our Parish will continue to pray the Rosary every day via webstream for the containment and cure of COVID-19, for those inflicted by the disease, and for all medical professionals. We encourage ALL to join us in this powerful prayer either live at 7:00am each morning or by replay. Click Here to sign up to pray.