COVID-19 Announcements

The Church is open for private prayer 7 days a week from 1 pm-4 pm only.

There is no public celebration of Mass, our priests are celebrating the Mass each day by live streaming. 

FUNERALS 

Funeral services will be permitted but are to be strictly limited to 10 people. The funeral service must be the Funeral Outside of Mass (the liturgy that is used for funerals during the Paschal Triduum). Holy Communion should not be distributed at these services. Persons attending the funeral must be seated using social distancing norms (Six [6] feet apart) except for members of the same household and everyone must wear a mask or face covering. Funerals should begin with the casket in place in front of the sanctuary and with the participants seated. There is to be no procession into or out of the church. No worship aids should be distributed or used. 

 BAPTISMS  

Baptisms will take place with social distancing guidelines being enforced and limited to 10 or fewer participants. The water must be changed for each baptism. 

WEDDINGS 

Weddings will take place with social distancing guidelines being enforced and, at first, limited to 10 or fewer participants. Weddings should be celebrated with the Rite of Marriage Outside of Mass. No Nuptial Masses should be celebrated at this time. Holy Communion should not be distributed at this time. Weddings can be celebrated only with prior consultation with the Office of the Chancellor.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK  

Anointings will be celebrated with the usual safety measures in place. Priests will wear masks, gloves and the anointing will take place with the use of a cotton ball which is to be reverently disposed of after each anointing. Any guidelines that are in place in hospitals or other institutions must be respected. There are to be no celebrations of communal anointing in church. 

CONFESSIONS 

Confessions will take place with the priest and penitent both wearing masks and remaining at least six (6) feet distant from one another. A space other than a traditional confessional will be used. Care will be taken to assure that no lines or groups form for confessions

Communions

Communions are still postponed until further guidance from the Diocese.

Confirmations

Confirmation is postponed until further guidance from the Diocese.

Spiritual Communion Prayer

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Lord Jesus Christ, I firmly believe that You are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament as true God and true Man: Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. I love You above all things and I desire You with all my heart. Since I cannot now receive You Sacramentally, I ask You to come spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already in my heart and unite myself to You completely. Never let me fall away from Your Holy Presence. Amen.

UN ACTO DE COMUNIÓN ESPIRITUAL
Mi Señor Jesucristo, creo firmemente que estás presente en el Santísimo Sacramento como verdadero Dios y verdadero hombre: cuerpo y sangre, alma y divinidad. Te amo por encima de todas las cosas y te deseo con todo mi corazón. Como ahora no puedo recibirte sacramentalmente, te pido que vengas espiritualmente a mi corazón. Te abrazo como si ya estuvieras en mi corazón y me uno a ti por completo. Nunca me dejes alejarme de Tu Santa Presencia. Amén.

ATTO DI COMUNIONE SPIRITUALE
Mio Signore Gesù Cristo, credo fermamente che tu sia presente nel Santissimo Sacramento come vero Dio e vero Uomo: Corpo e Sangue, Anima e Divinità. Ti amo sopra ogni cosa e ti desidero con tutto il cuore. Poiché ora non posso riceverti sacramentalmente, ti chiedo di venire spiritualmente nel mio cuore. Ti abbraccio come se fossi già nel mio cuore e mi unisco a te completamente. Non lasciarmi mai allontanare dalla tua santa presenza. Amen.