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08-12-2020Pastor's LetterFr. Arlindo Paul Da Silva

We continue to give thanks to our Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, for caring for us all during this challenging time. Please be mindful of the following changes and requirements:

  • The Parish Office is now open 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Everyone visiting the Parish Office must wear a mask.
  • New Mass Schedule: Saturday 5:00pm; Sunday 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 5:00pm
  • Seating is limited per safety guidelines.  Seats will be available on a first come first serve basis.
  • Entrance to the church is restricted to the front door and elevator only.  Side doors are for exiting only.
  • Masks must be worn at all times while inside the church.
  • On Sundays, seating will be assigned by ushers as people arrive to ensure proper social distancing.
  • Only the priest and deacon will receive Communion during the Mass. Everyone else, including the Eucharistic Ministers, will receive Communion after the final blessing.
  • Parishioners may not congregate before or after Mass inside the church.  Outside the church proper social distancing must be observed.
  • Those who are most vulnerable due to age or health are encouraged to stay home.  Such individuals are welcome to visit the church during the week for private prayer.  The obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be dispensed by Bishop Checchio.
  • Those who are sick or symptomatic must stay home. 
  • Watch our website and bulletins for more information and directives regarding our religious education program and all other parish ministries, groups, and activities as they are permitted by the diocese.
  • Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration now takes place in the church, except weekdays when Mass is celebrated and Sunday 7:00am-6:00pm. Live-stream Eucharistic Adoration continues to be available 24/7 from the chapel. See the link in the website banner.

See our parish and diocesan websites www.diometuchen.org for ongoing updates. We thank all our first responders and frontline workers who continue to serve the needs of the community, and we ask that you continue to pray for the healing and comfort for all those affected by COVID-19.

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