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Celebrate the year long (12/8/2020-12/8/2021) 150th anniversary of St. Joseph as the declared patron of the universal church. Pray the St. Joseph Rosary. Read Pope Francis’ apostolic letter, “Patris Corde” (“With a father’s heart”)
Participate in 2 special novenas:
PRO-LIFE 2021: Locally: Bishop Matano leads the Vigil for Life Mass on 1/28 at 7PM. Watch on the Catholic Courier’s YouTube page A local March for Life will be on 1/29. NATIONAL events 1/28-29 include a Vigil Mass and all night Eucharistic Adoration and sending Mass.
Every 4th Saturday, from 9 -10:30AM outside of the Regional Headquarters of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY (114 University Ave., Downtown Rochester) a peaceful, prayerful event, Stand Out for Life, affirms the dignity of all human persons, with a special emphasis on children in the womb, pregnant moms in need – being exploited for profit, abortion workers, etc. Masks and social distancing required.
- The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in place throughout our Diocese during this pandemic.
- Those who fall into an “at risk” category, as well as families with younger children who may find it difficult to maintain a six-foot distance from others, are encouraged to remain at home and join in the Mass using any social media that works for them.
- If you are not feeling well, have a cough or ANY other symptoms, please remain at home.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE FOR MASS
- Plan to arrive 30 minutes before Mass begins
- Please wash your hands before leaving home.
- Bring a face mask/covering. They are required to be worn on the parish grounds and during Mass.
- The restrooms will not be available due to inadequate space for social distancing and the inability to sanitize after each use.
- Masks should be worn as you exit your vehicle, approach the Church entry and throughout Mass until you return to your vehicle.
- Lines on the sidewalk at 6 foot distances will indicate where you can wait to enter the Church.
- St. Michael’s entry will be at the Liberty Street door; St. Januarius’ entry will be at Toby Street door. St. Patrick’s will be the Main St. door.
- Hand sanitizer will be available upon entering the Church. An usher will pump the sanitizer directly into your hands.
- The holy water fonts will remain empty.
- Each household will be seated to fill the open pews from front to back.
- To maintain 6′ of social distancing, some pews will be closed.
- The center sections will be seated first followed by the outer sections.
- Please do not congregate in the aisles or on the grounds.
CAPACITY & SEAT RESERVATION
- Please follow the guidance of the Ushers who will seat arrivals and ensure social distancing is maintained.
- Masses will be celebrated with minimal singing; no choirs.
- Missalettes have been removed. Bring with you “Mass Prayers and Responses” or download an app (like Catholic Mega App) for your smartphone, if you need this help.
- The priest or deacon will proclaim the readings.
- Baskets will not be passed during the offertory. You will be able to place your offering in a basket as you enter/exit the Church. Please consider online giving. Contact the office for further details.
- Holy Communion will not take place at the normal time, but after the final blessing.
- Holy Communion will only be distributed by clergy and when necessary one Extraordinary Minister. Only the Precious Body (host) will be offered. Hand sanitizer will be used by clergy in the event of any physical contact while distributing Communion.
- There will be 2 stations for Holy Communion, one at the front and one at the rear of the Church.
- Communicants choosing to receive Holy Communion in their hand (the preferred way – without physical contact) will be directed by an usher when to exit their pew and proceed to the station.
- Masks should be worn in the communion line. When you are about to receive, remove your mask, consume the Eucharist, and then re-mask.
- Those parishioners not wanting to receive can line up with those who will receive and simply bypass the Communion station as they depart.
- Those who choose to receive on their tongue will be able to do so but must wait until the end. Hand sanitizer will be used after each person receives on the tongue.
- Please depart immediately after receiving Communion by the nearest exit as directed by the ushers. Do not return to your pew.
- Please depart in prayerful silence.
- Do not congregate outside, but head directly to your vehicle, maintaining a safe social distance.
We realize that many are still staying home to avoid Covid-19 exposure. We hope you are able to take in Mass on our FB page or at other online locations.
Please continue to pray for all suffering from Covid-19 and the effects of the pandemic. Consider downloading the app for your smart phone that will allow for ease of contract tracing if you are exposed to someone who has also been exposed.
Events you can expect every week:
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is recorded and posted to the FB page on Friday afternoons, making it available at any time throughout the weekend.
Weekend Mass times:
Saturday at St. Michael’s at 5pm
Sunday: St. Patrick @ 8AM; St. Michael @ 9:30AM and St. Januarius @ 10AM
Daily Mass: Live streamed at 8 am when Father George is presiding. (Not Wednesdays nor Saturdays.)
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