In light of the recent changes in state and federal guidelines related to COVID, the bishop has decided that those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID do not need to wear masks or socially distance at Mass. He has left the decision of whether or not to allow congregational singing, the Sign of Peace, and reception of the Precious Blood up to the local pastor.
Here is how we have implemented these policies at Christ the King. Please be patient with us and with each other as we try to incorporate the bishop’s policies in a way that accommodates, to the extent possible, our parishioners’ wide range of needs.
- The following is directed toward adults; parents need to make the decision for their children.
- These policies have been updated as of April 14, 2022.
- Starting with Holy Thursday, 2022, we have reinstated the option of the faithful receiving the Precious Blood of Christ at Sunday Masses. The ability to continue this option, however, will depend on the number of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Adult Servers, and Sacristans that we have available. If you would like to volunteer for one of these services or learn more, please contact Liturgical Coordinator Peter Vanicelli (email@example.com).
- Starting the weekend of March 5-6, 2022, we have reinstated the Sign of Peace. Please be aware, however, that some of your fellow worshipers may not feel comfortable with physical contact and, in charity, respond accordingly.
- Section reserved for those who prefer to mask and socially distance: We will be keeping Section 1, immediately adjacent to the statue of St. Joseph, as the section reserved for those who prefer to wear masks and socially distance. We will continue to monitor the use of that section and possibly change it to Section 6 by the statue of the Blessed Mother in the future. The remainder of the main Worship Space is general seating with no restrictions. Singing is allowed, to the extent that you feel comfortable.
- If you are bringing Communion to the sick or homebound, please bring a pyx and contact a deacon immediately after Mass.
- Please do not come to Mass if you are sick. Use good judgment if you are elderly or have an underlying medical condition. For more information, please click here.
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