Thursday, May 14, 2020

First Communions

We have scheduled the Masses for First Holy Communion. We look forward to our children receiving Our Lord in this sacrament for the first time. The emphasis is their encounter with Christ in this sacrament for the first time. 
It will look and feel very different with the precautions that the Diocese requires and that we need to protect one another. We are to follow the Bishop’s guidelines.
Each Mass has limited seating. People may choose which day and Mass, but the limits and guidelines are strict. When the limit is reached, there can be no more at that Mass.
People over 65 years of age should not attend.
Everyone—including the First Communicants—(except those under two years of age) must be masked.
Spatial distancing of six feet must be observed at all times.
Because of spatial distancing, each family may bring a total of four people: the First Communicant and three other persons. There will not be space for others while observing spatial distance.
The families and First Communicants come directly to the church, where they will be seated.
There is no rehearsal. The First Communicants will be seated before Mass. They will be guided up for communion and back. There is no procession.
There will be no gathering, no procession (entrance, offertory, or recessional).
The singing will be limited to a cantor and instrumental.
If there is a group photo, it will be outside on the church steps. Everyone will be at least 6 feet from other persons.
Confessions are heard on Saturdays,11:00 a.m.—12:00 noon and 3:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
To sign up for a Mass, reservations are taken on Eventbrite. 

You need ONE ticket for your child and three others. ONE ticket gets all four in.  

Below are the links for each of the Masses:

Saturday, May 30, 10:00 a.m. Mass in Spanish
Friday, June 5, 6:00 p.m. Mass in English
Saturday, June 13, 1:00 p.m. Mass in English

For more information, please call:
Marcela Méndez (Director of Religious Education): 574-341-2820
Father Craig (Parochial Vicar): 574-387-3006
Father John (Pastor)  574-281-9814