Cold and flu precautions in place at CTK Masses

To help combat the spread of the common cold, flu, and other viruses, we are implementing cold and flu precautions at the Masses at Christ the King.

The first and most important thing that you can do to help combat the spread of colds and flu is, if you’re experiencing any symptoms, please stay home! As Fr. Ed has said in the past, if you are sick, your obligation to attend Sunday Mass is removed, so as an act of charity to others — and yourself! — please stay home and get well.*

Other actions that we are implementing are

  • We are draining the Holy Water from the Baptismal font and small fonts at the entrances of the Worship Space. We recognize, though, the importance of using Holy Water, especially during Lent, so Fr. Ed invites any parishioners to bring in large and small bottles of water that he or one of the deacons can bless for your use at home.
  • We are encouraging parishioners to greet each other at the beginning of Mass and during the Sign of Peace with a “holy nod” rather than a handshake.
  • We are not offering the Precious Blood at Communion except for those parishioners who cannot receive Communion except by receiving the Precious Blood. Please follow the directions of the clergy at the Mass that you are attending.

For other useful information to help prevent the spread of viruses, click here for the CDC’s website on the common cold and click here for information about influenza.

*If you are home on a Sunday, you may be able to watch the Sunday Mass on one of the Catholic cable channels or online at Click here for the EWTN schedule. For a prayer to make a Spiritual Communion, please click here.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!