Dear Parishioners and friends,


We are all so excited that we will be able to return to public Masses this coming weekend - June 6th and 7th - however there will be a different look to how we move and interact before, during, and after Mass.

Below are frequently asked questions and their answers to help you prepare for your return.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MASS Attendance

What Masses are we allowed to attend?
Am I obligated to attend weekend Mass in person?
Are there conditions where I shouldn't attend Mass in person?
Safety Procedures

What has the parish Done in regards to cleaning the church in preparation for public Masses?

Church Cleaning Signup

Do I have to wear a mask?
Do I have to wear gloves?
Entering Church

What door should I use to enter church?
Are there special seating arrangements in church?
What happens if we reach capacity in church and there are still people who wish to attend Mass?
When should I arrive for Mass?
Offertory Procession

If I requested the Mass Intention, can I bring up the offertory gifts?
Will a collection still be taken?
Holy Communion

How do we maintain social distancing when processing for Holy Communion?
When do I remove my mask to receive Holy Communion?
What if I receive Holy Communion on the tongue?
Exiting Church

What happens at the conclusion of Mass?
Confession & Private Prayer/Adoration

What is the confession schedule during the restricted yellow phase?
Will the church still be open for private prayer and adoration?

Adoration Sign Up

Thank You For Your Patience!

Due to the safety procedures which have been implemented, there will be delays in entering church, the distribution of Holy Communion, and exiting the church. While we all adjust to these new procedures we thank you in advance for your cooperation, patience and kindness.

I am sure that we will be making adjustments as needed as the weeks go by, and we receive new information and directives from the Archdiocese and the state.

If you should have any questions that were not covered here, please call the Parish Office Center at 610-287-8156 or email Sandi at solzinski@churchofsaintmary.org. The office is open Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 5pm via telephone or email only.

As always, we thank you for your love of Saint Mary Parish and we cannot wait to welcome you back home this weekend!