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 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 July 5, 2021.
- Saturday 4:30 pm Vigil Mass: Beginning Saturday, July 3, music will be restored at the 4:30 pm Mass and singing allowed, to the extent that you feel comfortable. Also, the Vigil Mass will be following the same seating arrangement as the Sunday 9 am and 11 am Masses described below..
- Sunday 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses: Section 1, immediately adjacent to the statue of St. Joseph, will be reserved for those who prefer to mask and socially distance. The remainder of the main Worship Space will be general seating with no restrictions. Singing is allowed, to the extent that you feel comfortable.
- The Sunday 1:00 pm Mass has been canceled for the remainder of the summer. Please note: This is a change to what was published in the July 4th bulletin. Fr. Ed and the Liturgy Team are open to reevaluating the necessity of this Mass in the fall and winter, if circumstances require it.
- Communion distribution discontinued: There will no longer be a time of Communion distribution immediately following the Sunday morning Masses or the Tuesday and Thursday noon Masses. 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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