When will St Blase begin to have weekend masses?
In keeping with the governor’s order, we will begin Saturday, May 30th at 4pm. The Sunday mass schedule remains 9am and 11am.
Who should come?
DO NOT return to mass at this time:
If you are over 65,
OR have health concerns,
OR have concerns about returning,
OR cannot walk up the aisle to receive communion without assistance
OR do not want to wear a face mask while you are in the building
OR have even a slight fever or other symptoms of illness,
OR have been with someone with symptoms in the past 2 weeks,
OR are a caregiver or plan on visiting someone who is ill, or homebound
Archbishop Vigneron has dispensed everyone from their obligation until
What do I have to do in order to come to mass?
You MUST wear a face covering/ mask at all times. .
[If you find this uncomfortable, then do not return to mass at this time.]
Sit in the designated rows. (every other)
Leave 4 chairs in between family units.
Do not congregate. We know that we have missed each other but it is
difficult to maintain social distancing in our gathering space and church. So,
once you enter the building, you need to go directly to your seat.
Always maintain social distancing. (6 feet)
Will there be communion?
Yes. You will be given instructions on the process to receive communion in
The Body of Christ will NOT be placed in a person’s mouth/ on their
tongue. If this is a problem for you, do not come to St Blase for mass.
There are no exceptions.
Regrettably, we cannot offer the Precious Blood at this time.
What’s happening with the RCIA, First Communion, Infant Baptisms, Weddings, Confirmations?
The RCIA will celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation in an adjusted rite in the next few weeks. More information will be decided soon. The same is true of all the sacraments so often celebrated at this time of year. We have been working with families and as conditions change, we will schedule these important events.
What about the Sacrament of Penance? (Confession/ Reconciliation)
The same is true of this sacrament. When we are able to safely celebrate
this sacrament we will announce it . (So NO confessions May 30 and until further notice.)
Other things you may be thinking about.
The collection basket will not be passed. Instead, there are collection boxes as you enter the doors of the church.
The hymnals have been removed and we will be using worship aides. When we resume publishing a bulletin, the worship aide will be included. PLEASE take the aides home with you. New ones will be available for each mass.
Daily masses will not resume until after July 4th in order to allow us to schedule funerals, especially for those who have died during this time. Mass intentions will be rescheduled.
YES, we will stream mass on our Facebook/ church at home pages. We are working on including it on our website.
YES, the church will be cleaned between masses.
If you have any questions, please email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.