Coronavirus Phase II and a Message from the Pastor

Updated June 2, 2020

The capacity in the church: 125 people, or 70 unrelated households
The capacity in the gym: 100 people, or 60 unrelated households

Mass guidance for St. Therese until end of Phase II:


1) We have returned to our regular weekday Mass, Sunday Mass, Thursday Adoration and Thursday & Saturday confession schedules but with restrictions. We have marked spacing in the church to accommodate the 6 foot social distancing protocol. Please do not remove or alter these markings in anyway. In this way persons of unrelated households are required to maintain 6 feet of distance in all of our seating. This would bring total capacity, if all are unrelated, to 60 persons in the church and vestibule. However because households may sit together that number may increase, and for that we must maintain a total capacity limit of 125 persons, or 35% of total capacity in the church.

2) Additionally if the Church is at capacity for any Mass, the Mass will be broadcast into the gym onto a large screen, and those attending will be brought communion. Additionally we had made provision for the Blessed Sacrament to be on reserve in the gym during the weekend so that those present may pray in the presence of our Lord. The total limit for participants is 60 persons of unrelated households, and no more than 100 persons in total.

3) Please note only the 8:30am Mass in English, and the 1:30pm Mass in Spanish will be publicly live-streamed to our youtube channel.

4) Precautions during Mass:
-The previous protocols for sanitizing of communion ministers and servers hands, omission of sign of peace, and keeping safe distance in communion lines remain in force.
-We will have the offertory baskets on tables in front of the first pews. You may drop your donation in the basket when you come up to receive Communion or before or after Mass.
- Communion will only be distributed in the center aisle, please single file up the center aisle. We ask that those seated in the transepts walk to the back and down the center aisle once the middle section has received Communion.
- Those wishing to wear masks during the Mass are welcomed to do so, please remove them before you receive Communion.
- We ask that you do not return your bulletin to the pile after Mass and that you take it home with you.

 


Please continue to keep the sick and all our health care workers in your prayers.