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!
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