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Important Reminder about Returning to Mass

Some thoughts and reminders about reopening…

Please be sure to read through the messages below so that you know what to expect should you decide it is time to return to Mass.  A reminder of some procedures that we now have in place during the era of COVID-19:

  • You must wear a mask from the moment you exit your vehicle until the moment you return to it.
  • We will be taking your temperature as you come in and if you have a fever of 100.3 or higher, you will not be allowed to enter.  We strongly suggest if you have a fever, that you return home and contact your healthcare provider.
  • We need a record of who attends Mass for contact tracing.  This is why you must sign up for Mass in advance.  We will have greeters at the door checking you off the list as you enter, no need to bring a printed ticket with you.  *If you have trouble registering, please call the office at (518) 371-9632.
  • You must enter through the main entrance of the church.  We will be exiting through whichever exit is closest to where you are sitting.
  • You will be seated by an usher.  We will be seating people in a specific way throughout the church. This will give you an opportunity to experience the Mass from a different perspective!
  • We will not be passing a collection plate, nor will the gifts be brought forward… There will be collection boxes at each exit for you to deposit your contributions in, and we greatly appreciate your continued generosity!

There is additional information on new procedures below, please read through them before returning to Mass.

If you are unable to comply with any of these new procedures, we kindly ask you to consider staying at home and continuing to worship with us via the Live Stream.

As Fr. Joe has reminded us many times, there is no obligation to return to Mass at this time.  While we understand that many of us are hungry for the Eucharist in the physical form, we must take seriously the health risks involved in joining together in a large group, especially for those in the more vulnerable categories or those who interact with the vulnerable.

Again, we ask for your continued patience as we all learn these new procedures together.  Thank you and God bless you all!

Stephanie Nolet, Pastoral Associate for Administration

Music for June 21, 2020 Mass

We welcome you to join us in song from your home!  Please click the links below to bring up your very own “virtual” hymnal page.   Simply click on the name of the song and you will have the music in front of you to join Richard as he leads us in song.

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Music

Gathering Song – On Eagle’s Wings
Preparation Song – Instrumental
Communion Song – Remain In Me, I Am the Vine
Recessional Song – I Send You Out

Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-724075.  All rights reserved.

Music for June 14, 2020 Mass

We welcome you to join us in song from your home!  Please click the links below to bring up your very own “virtual” hymnal page.   Simply click on the name of the song and you will have the music in front of you to join Richard as he leads us in song.

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ- Music

Gathering Song – Come to the Banquet
Preparation Song – Instrumental
Communion Song – One Bread, One Body
Recessional Song – Go In Peace, Go In Love

Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-724075.  All rights reserved.

We need YOU!

Calling all St. Mary’s, Crescent Parishioners!!

We are working hard to fulfill all that we need to in order to reopen our Church for Public Masses.

What we need now is YOU!

Due to the new restrictions on cleaning, social distancing and building capacity, we have some additional volunteer ministries that will need to be filled.  In addition to the new ministries, our traditional ministries of lectoring and serving as Eucharistic Ministers will need some new volunteers as many of our parishioners currently serving in those roles are in the “at risk” category for contracting COVID-19 either due to age or medical condition.

Please consider volunteering for one or more of these important ministries:

Eucharistic Minister
Lector
Usher
Greeter/Hospitality
Cleaner/Disinfecting the Church

There will be a mandatory training for all volunteers, those newly joining the ministry and those who have been serving for years.  These trainings will take place within the next two weeks.

The staff can’t do it alone, we need for all of us to work together to be able to come back to Public Masses.  Please let me know ASAP if you are able to help so that we can get our church reopened for weekend Masses!

Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you!

Stephanie Nolet
Pastoral Associate for Administration