Guidelines for Liturgical Practices (Effective 29 May 2021)
*The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays in the Fall River Diocese will be reinstated on the weekend of Father’s Day, June 19-20, 2021 (see Bishop daCunha’s statement).
Indoor seating capacity is increased to 100%; therefore, any previously “roped off” pews in the center will be opened for use. We will continue to keep the side pews “roped off” for parishioners who have not been vaccinated and who are encouraged to maintain physical distance from others.
Reservations will no longer be necessary from this point on.
With regard to masks, those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear a mask to attend Mass or any other liturgical or social functions held on parish property. Those who are fully vaccinated are free and welcome to continue to wear masks if you choose to do so. According to the most recent CDC and Commonwealth of Massachusetts guidelines, non-vaccinated persons are advised to continue wearing facemasks and to continue distancing until further instructed. We ask you to make the best decision for yourselves while keeping in mind the need for a collective commitment to the common good of our parish community.
If your child is a Sacristan or Altar Server and has not been vaccinated he/she should continue to wear a mask while serving.
Holy Water fonts will be filled with added Holy Salt for purification.
Pew Missals will once again be placed in the pews.
Collection baskets will remain at the entrance of the church.
The elevator will be available.
Sufficient hand sanitizing dispensers will be made available at the entrance of the church.