The Temporary Mass Schedule

This schedule is subject to change if a Mass is either added or held outdoors.

Friday, May 8, 2020 – Friday, May 15, 2020

Daily Masses

  • 8 am in the Ordinary Form
  • 12 Noon in the Extraordinary Form
  • Eucharistic Adoration  from 8:30 am – 11:45 am

Sunday, May 10, 2020 – Abbreviated Schedule

  • Anticipated Mass / Vigil  Saturday – 4:00 pm, St. Michael Mission 
  • Extraordinary Form Mass Sunday – 8:00 am
  • Ordinary Form Mass – 10:00 am

Sunday, May 17, 2020 – Pay Attention, It’s Different

  • Anticipated Mass / Vigil  Saturday – 4:00 pm, St. Michael Mission
  • Extraordinary Form Mass Sunday – 8:00 am
  • Marian Procession – Sunday – 9:00 am
  • Ordinary Form Masses – Sunday – 10:30am, 12 Noon, 7:30pm

Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Return to Regular Schedule 

Notes

  • We had discussed privately that a change in the daily Mass schedule would take place at an earlier date, but the news was never announced. So the changes are only during the signup period to help accommodate the rescheduled Marian procession and increased desire for Eucharistic Adoration.  
  • The signup period is currently one week and a few days, expecting that attendance will be increased on May 15 and afterward.
  • We often have requests for 24-hour Adoration, yet are usually unable to fill time slots on First Fridays. Hopefully, we can oblige part of the 24 hours – the morning hours – during a period of high unemployment and an expressed desire for increased Adoration. 
  • The Sunday schedule will change after Friday, May 15, 2020, to accommodate our Marian procession, which is usually held on the first Sunday of May at 3:00 pm in the afternoon. 
  • The procession will take place in the cooler morning hours, weather permitting, at 9:00 am. 
  • Daily Mass Schedules will return to their previously scheduled times on Monday, May 17, 2020, as we continue to put this period in history into its proper perspective. 
  • Sunday Mass Schedules will return regular hours the weekend of Sunday, May 24, 2020.
  • Many Parishes are not live-streaming Masses, not having signups, not increasing hours of Adoration.  It’s a great behind the scenes effort to do such and to afford such.
  • The decision-making process is overwhelmed with suggestions, which do help clarify insights into the minds and intentions of many. Still, every Parish and pastor are having to make changes weekly, daily, sometimes hourly.
  • This schedule is still subject to change if a Mass is either added or held outdoors.
  • Thank you for your continued support. 

Notes Regarding Masses 5/1 – 5/15, 2020

The governor extended the stay-at-home mandate until May 15, 2020.

Because “Church” is an essential part of our lives – effective immediately, public Mass can be celebrated but only 10 people may attend each Mass.

The following directives are to be implemented for each Mass.

  • The people of the Archdiocese are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
  • If someone is vulnerable and not feeling well, they should not celebrate Mass in church with other people.
  • Attendance at Mass:

The number of people who can gather in the church is not to exceed 10 people. This applies also to Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals. This number will increase gradually.

  • For those who feel obliged to fulfill the Sunday obligation, a weekday Mass could accomplish this.
  • The 10-person rule is to be observed.
  • A specific Mass could be designated for the elderly who are in good health.
  • The church should be sanitized after each service.
  • Family members may sit in the same pew.
  • Social distancing must be observed – 6 feet apart. (This may necessitate roping off pews or putting markers for people to sit.) Six feet apart applies to the communion line as well.
  • Regarding the celebration of Mass:
    1. Ministers and parishioners should wear a mask.
    2. The priest/deacons should wear a mask at communion.
    3. Give communion with no bodily contact. Gently let the host touch the person’s hand and drop it in their hand without touching them.
    4. Communion on the tongue is not encouraged.
    5. The chalice with the precious blood is not to be offered.
    6. The sign of peace can be given by bowing to the other person.
    7. As people depart from Mass, social distancing must be observed.

A Schedule for the Week

Centurian and Jesus

Sunday’s Masses will be at:

  • 8:00 AM in the Extraordinary Form
  • 10:00 AM in the Ordinary Form

Pending the Announcement of re-openings, we will start public Daily Masses back by May 1 at the latest. Various methods will be used for signing up to attend, should the number of attendees be limited.

Masses will be at 7:30 in the EF and 8:30 in the OF.

The date of re-openings will be announced by Tuesday.

Dominica V Post Pascha

Sunday, May 21, will be a Low Mass at 12Noon on the occasion of the 5th Sunday after the Octave of Easter.

Thursday,  May 25th we will have a Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6:30am in honor of the Ascension of the Lord.   The Ma

The Mass the following Sunday will be the Mass Dominica post Ascensionem.