RESUMING MASS – PHASE ONE

11 May 2020       Bishop Olmsted has authorized the opening of PHASE ONE.  See the diocesan link at this site:  https://dphx.org/stayhealthy/

17 May 2020       PHASE OPENS FOR SAINT MARIA GORETTI PARISH

The Dispensation from attending Mass remains in effect, so coming to Mass is completely voluntary.

BEING AT SUNDAY MASS IN PERSON

Brief Masses will be offered on Sunday mornings ONLY until further notice.

Below is our revised Mass Schedule Effective May 31, 2020

8 AM

9 AM

10 AM (Live-streamed)

  • Please wear a mask
  • Enter the church through the west (main door) door only. Ushers may assist with seating
  • Seating per Mass is limited between 116-160 individuals
  • Enter only available pews which are marked with yellow tape
  • Distancing is marked in pews by colored stickers
  • Couples and families may sit together
    • Some pews are designated for families
    • Groups must also be 6 feet from next individual or group
  • Communion will be brought to you so remain in pews during Communion rite
    • Receive Communion only on the palm of one of your hands
  • Hymnals will not be available
  • Exit through north and south doors only
  • Do not congregate
  • No coffee and doughnuts
  • Church will be disinfected between Masses so please leave as soon as Mass is over
    • Church doors will be locked during cleaning period
  • Your patience and understanding is appreciated

Live-streamed Sunday Mass

10 AM Live-Streamed Mass

This Mass will also be public, and live-streamed as we have been doing for the past few weeks.  ONLY the 10AM Mass is live-streamed.

  • Communion will be available until 11AM at the south door only for those unable to attend Mass in person.
  • Please wear a mask
  • Do not congregate

DAILY MASS

Daily Mass (8 AM) resumes on Monday, 18 May

  • Please wear a Mask
  • Observe distancing:
    • In Pews & Communion line
    • Please do not congregate.
    • No coffee and doughnuts

Confessions

Confessions will be heard through the screen only, (not face-to-face) after Thursday morning Mass.


(Please Help Others Access this Technology!)

Having a Facebook account is not necessary to access this service. Simply click this link. You will be directed to the parish Facebook page. When prompted to sign up for an account, select “NOT NOW” at the bottom of the pop-up box. If you know of anyone who may have issues with accessing this technology, particularly our elderly and persons who are shut in their homes, please make every effort to reach out and assist them.

Staying Strong as a Community | Things We can Continue Doing!

  • Continue praying for one another daily!
  • Each day, call three to five friends and families in the community to check on them.
  • Reach out to any elderly persons, your neighbors, any persons/families in need, to see whether they need groceries or medicine delivered to them.
  • Continue your giving. The parish offices are open, staff are working, expenses are being paid.   Online giving is available by following this link:   https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/313. It’s an easy and secure way to help SMG navigate through this crisis. If you are not currently signed up for online giving, please consider doing so. Online Giving is a service SMG put into place for the convenience of our parishioners never imagining a time in our church that we would be unable to personally pass the Offertory Basket to gratefully receive your gifts to our parish. Now at this unprecedented time we find that Online Giving is more important than ever for our parish to continue to minister to our parishioners, albeit in this new temporary “normal”. The parish office is open regular hours if you would like to drop off your offering (Mon – Thurs 8:30 am – 4:00pm; Fri 8:30 am – noon).

If you are within our parish boundaries and in need of assistance from our St. Vincent de Paul conference, please call us at 480-948-8380 ext. 50. We can provide food boxes with social distancing, help with rent, utilities and medical expenses. Please call upon us.

Our pantry is in need of non-perishable food items, paper products and cash donations to help us meet increased needs. Until we can resume our regular monthly food drives at the weekend Masses, please deliver your donations to the parish office during regular office hours Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; Friday 8:30 am – Noon.