COVID-19

UPDATES

Information Regarding our Return to Public Sacraments

  • Bishop Brennan dispenses the Catholic faithful who reside in the Diocese of Columbus and all other Catholics currently in its territories from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass until September 13th.

  • Though we wish that all could gather with us for the celebration of the Eucharist, we cannot guarantee complete safety at this time.

 

Schedule for Mass, Confession, & Adoration

Weekend Mass Schedule (Beginning May 30th-31st; see below about tickets)

Saturday: 4:30pm at Holy Redeemer

Sunday: 9:00am at St. Peter, 10:30am at St. Mary (livestreamed), Noon at St. Monica, and 4:30pm at Holy Redeemer (Bi-Lingual)

 

Daily Mass (Beginning May 25th; no tickets needed for daily Mass)

Monday-Friday: Noon at St. Mary (will also be livestreamed)

Saturday: 9:00am at St. Mary (will also be livestreamed)

 

Confession

Monday- Friday: following the noon Mass at St. Mary in the front entryway of the church

Saturday: following the 9:00am Mass at St. Mary in the front entryway of the church

Saturday: 3:00-4:00pm in the Holy Redeemer Activity Center

Adoration (Beginning May 26th)

Monday-Friday: 7:00-8:00pm at St. Mary (will also be livestreamed)

Please call the parish office to reserve a spot.  There are only 50 spaces available each night. The side door will be open until 6:50pm.  Please come early, wear your facemask, and bring hand sanitizer.  Public restrooms will not be available.

 

 

Tickets for Mass

  • Yes.  We know that sounds strange.  But in order to prevent congregating and to give people an equal opportunity to attend Mass, this is how we have to do it!

  • Less than 30% of the original seating in the churches will be available due to COVID restrictions.  This means that there will be 50 tickets for St. Mary, 50 tickets for Holy Redeemer, 40 tickets for St. Peter, and 22 tickets for St. Monica available each week. 

  • Every week, Mass tickets will be available for reservation/pickup by calling, emailing, or stopping by the Scioto Catholic Office on Wednesday-Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm. 

  • Once the tickets are gone, that Mass time will be full.  We will send out a One Call when the Masses are full.  

  • Note: If you do not feel comfortable coming to Mass yet or are unable to get tickets, you may watch the Mass Livestream at 10:30am in the St. Mary parking lot and come inside for Holy Communion at the end.  Please social distance yourself as you form a line inside and outside the Church.  Please follow the guidelines of wearing a mask and please use the front doors to enter the church. You will be let in once everyone inside has received Holy Communion.

 

Scioto Catholic Livestream Opportunities

Mass on Monday-Friday at 12:00pm 

Mass on Saturday at 9:00am

Sunday Mass at 10:30am

Adoration on Monday-Friday from 7:00-8:00pm

 

Step 1: Decide Whether You Should Come or Not

  • We ask that the older population of our parishes and those in the highs risk categories as described by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines please stay home during this time, come for the distribution of Holy Communion at the end of the 10:30am Mass, or even consider going to daily Mass instead of the weekend.  

  • If you have a fever, have a cough, are sneezing, have fatigue, or are experiencing shortness of breath, please stay home. 

  • We will continue to livestream Mass even after public Masses have resumed.

Step 2: Before Coming to Mass

  • Make sure everyone in your family has a mask to wear.  Masks must be worn by all who are entering the Church at any time.  If you have a child who cannot wear a mask, please do not bring them.

  • Go to the bathroom beforehand.  Our public restrooms will be closed.

  • Maintain good hand hygiene.  Wash your hands prior to coming to Mass, bring your own hand sanitizer, sanitize before and after touching any hard surface and avoid touching any surfaces. 

Step 3: During Mass

  • Realize that Mass will look different. 

  • You are to maintain physical social distancing in the Church.  That is defined as 6 feet between others.  Members of the same family are not bound by safe distancing.

  • Holy Water will not be available.  Candles are not available to be lit.

  • Masks must be worn by all who are entering the Church ANYTIME.

  • Priests and deacons will not be wearing masks during Mass, but we will be celebrating Mass ad orientum, as we have during the livestream, in all our parishes, to help reduce the spread of germs.  We will wear masks when we distribute Holy Communion.

  • There will be no music except at our livestream Masses.  

  • There will be no offertory procession.  Your envelopes and weekly offering can be dropped in baskets at the end of Mass.  

  • There will be no Sign of Peace.  

Step 4: Communion

  • We will not distribute the Chalice during the reception of Holy Communion.  

  • On Sundays, Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass following the final blessing.  We ask that when you receive Holy Communion you not return to your pews and flow right out the doors.  Please follow safe distancing in the Communion line. 

  • You will receive your bulletin as you leave from a volunteer who will be wearing a mask and gloves.

  • If you do not feel comfortable coming to Mass yet or are unable to get tickets, you may watch the Mass Livestream at 10:30am in the St. Mary parking lot and come inside for Holy Communion at the end.  Please social distance yourself as you form a line inside and outside the Church.  Please follow the guidelines of wearing a mask and please use the front doors to enter the church. You will be let in once everyone inside has received Holy Communion.

Please know of our prayers for you during this time.  

We cannot wait for the day when we can all be together to worship!