What to expect at Mass


These mandates are from the Archdiocese of St. Louis with the advice of state and local health officials.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

We are required to limit the number of people at Mass. The sign up form will be emailed to our parishioners weekly. If you'd like to receive emails and texts from us, please sign up here.

For the safety of yourself and others, please stay at home if you are feeling ill in any way, or are running a temperature, or if you’ve been exposed to anyone with Covid-19 in the past 14 days, or if you have any under lying health issues that put you at high-risk for this virus.

Masks will be required to be worn properly (including covering mouth and nose) for the entire Mass. If you feel you are struggling with breathing, please temporarily pull your mask away to get some relief. Then replace your mask for the safety and consideration of others.

Please use your restroom at home. The restroom at church will be closed except for emergencies. Please check your temperature prior to leaving home to determine whether you should attend Mass. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of Mass to be seated.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

Hospitality Ministers, who will be wearing masks, will direct you to where you will be able to sit with your lawn chair. Seating will be assigned to maintain safety and social distancing, while accommodating as many people as possible. You may remain seated throughout Mass if you feel the need (with the exception of receiving Holy Communion).

If you are bringing a contribution, please leave it in the basket provided. (Thank you for your generosity!) To maintain social distancing there will not be an offertory collection. Consider donating to our parish online.

DURING MASS

Please keep your face covering or mask on at all times, except for the moments when you are consuming the sacred host.

Please refrain from physical touching at the sign of peace, you may certainly extend peace to those around you through a nod or a raising of hands in blessing.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMUNION

• All Eucharistic Ministers will be wearing masks. They will sanitize their hands immediately before and after distributing Communion, and will utilize a disinfectant wipe or purificator dipped in a sanitizing solution to sanitize their fingers when incidental contact is made with the communicant.
• Please remain at your seat for the Eucharistic Minister to distribute Holy Communion.
• The Body of Christ can only be received in the hand and not on the tongue.
• Once you receive the sacred host on the hand, please wait to consume Holy Communion until after the Eucharistic Minister has moved on to the next individual or family. You may then safely remove your mask and consume the sacred host. After consuming Holy Communion, replace your mask or face covering.

AFTER MASS

In consideration of others, please continue to wear your mask until you leave the area where other parishioners are.