CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES
Parish Phone: (570) 342-4881
316 William Street - Scranton, PA 18508

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FR. EDWARDS...
Dear Parishioners,
We are, at this point, troubled beyond belief at the toll this pandemic has taken on all of us – the loss of life, the impact on the economy, and the social isolation. While many have commented that they are enjoying our parish masses on YouTube, it is not the same as being in church together.

Listed below are changes you may experience:

  • The daily mass will be held in church (or outside weather permitting) – one mass per day at 8am.
  • Church doors will be unlocked 15 minutes before each mass.
  • Face masks MUST BE WORN and designated seating will measure social distancing rules, as well as, allowing us to easily sanitize before and after mass.
  • All of the front doors will be accessible to enter the church. To exit, however, you will use either of the two side doors. The doors will be opened to eliminate contact with door surfaces and keep traffic flowing! Please use these doors!


IMPORTANT NOTICE!!
Effective IMMEDIATELY you will no longer be required to reserve a seat for Saturday or Sunday Mass. We will be keeping a tablet of your name, contact number, and mass attended in the event it becomes necessary for contact tracing. It is our hope that we will not have to put the reservations back into effect but, if necessary, we will do so.

What do you need to do?

  1. Volunteers will greet you at the door, ask your name, current health condition, insure you are prepared with a mask, and explain seating protocol. Please follow the instructions and sit only on an X!
  2. We have a backlog of mass intentions previously scheduled but not offered because of the quarantine. These masses must be reassigned. You will be contacted if this pertains to you.
  3. There will not be an offertory procession during this phase in order to reduce the number of people who will have contact with the sacred vessels. The guidelines for the reception of Holy Communion will be explained to all during mass. We will have sanitizing stations available to you at the time of Communion.

Remember there is no obligation to attend mass during the pandemic. Your health is very important to us. We will continue to provide mass on YouTube, on our website at www.marymotherofgodparish.org and also the FaceBook page.

God Bless,
Fr. Cyril D. Edwards
Pastor

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