Mass Schedule

MASSES RESUME

Weekday Masses have resumed at 9am.*
Weekend Masses SAT at 5pm, and SUN, 8am and 10am*.

*Our 9am daily Mass and 10am Sunday Mass will be live-streamed. By attending these Masses you are giving us consent to record and broadcast your image.

 
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
It is a joy for me to hear confessions and offer the mercy of our Lord Jesus. This time of pandemic has been full of stress and anxiety, which can lead to greater sin. Stress exposes our weaknesses. For the time being, I will be hearing confessions outside in the garden, weather permitting.
 
Times: Saturdays, at 4pm and again at 6pm after the Vigil Mass, and Monday - Wednesday - Friday beginning at 8am.
 
Please wear a mask, take a seat six feet from me, and we can quietly speak of sin and God’s forgiveness. Come on to our Mary Garden and receive the sacrament of Mercy. You may also make an appointment to meet in the Mary Garden (856.667.8850 x 211).
 

 
We shall clean the church after each Mass (We are looking for volunteers to help with the cleaning - please call the rectory 856.667.8850 .)
Because it is impossible to accommodate all our parishioners for Sunday Masses, we are asking those with flexible schedules to consider attending on a different day of the week. Remember, the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days remains suspended until September 7th (unless otherwise noted). In other words, it is not a mortal sin to miss Mass on Sunday, especially if you are staying home to stay safe and healthy.
We advise those in higher risk groups to continue to participate in Mass through television or the internet. For those who may be at some risk but who still seek to return to holy Mass and to receive the blessed Eucharist, I humbly recommend that you attend one of our 9am daily Masses (Monday - Friday). Of course, if you have any symptoms or someone in your home has symptoms, please stay home.
Our church has been arranged for social distancing. Every third pew is open. Blue tape marks a 6 foot distance in the middle of the pew. A family of 4 may sit together on the main aisle, while a smaller group (1-3) may find spaces along the side aisles. A large family can take the whole pew, of course. We are permitted up to ⅓ capacity, or about 200 people, but with proper social distancing the number praying at any given Mass will likely be less.
Also, for the latest updates: check our Facebook page, see our parish website, and check dioceseoftrenton.org/coronavirus.
 
Changes for all Masses:
  1.   Please allow extra time for entrance and exit.
  2.  Masks  are required for everyone 3yrs or older.
  3.  No  holy water in fonts. No physical sign of peace. No distribution of Precious Blood
  4. Wash your hands before you arrive. Bring hand sanitizer for before holy Communion. Hand sanitizer dispensers are placed by all the doors. Please no bleach.
  5. Ministers of Holy Communion will put on masks for distribution.
  6. Masks should be worn in the communion line.  After the priest places the communion in your hand, please step to the side, lower your mask, consume the Eucharist, and then re-mask.
  7. Eucharist distributed only in the hand for the time being.
Specific Changes for Weekend Masses (5pm Sat, 10am Sun):
  1. One main entrance (Fellowship Rd.) Two exits (St. Mary and St. Joseph altars.)
  2. No offertory collection. Please leave your gift in one of the baskets. We encourage online giving through GIVELIFY.
  3. Seating up to 1/3 capacity (200). Social Distance “spots” marked. Some pews are roped off.
  4. Two households may share a pew, but social distance is required (6ft).
  5. Holy Communion in the hand at the conclusion of Mass.
  6. Music from the choir loft. Congregation discouraged from singing.
Notes for Daily Masses (Monday through Friday at 9am)
  1. Entry through parking lot door (St. Mary side). Exit by St. Joseph side.
  2. Adoration at 8am, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rosary at 8:30am
  3. Confessions outside in the garden, Monday - Wednesday - Friday at 8am.
  4. Limited to 25 persons.
In Christ Jesus,
Fr. Joel Wilson