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Thank you to all of you that have been able to come to celebrate Daily Mass with us the past few days.  It has truly been a blessing to see you and share in the Eucharist with you.

Now it’s time for our Sunday Masses to resume!  Beginning this weekend, May 30th and 31st, Sunday Masses will be celebrated in the Parish Life Center and will be open to all parishioners. 

Please be aware that due to social distancing guidelines the Parish Life Center is only able to accommodate 220 people.  We will also have limited seating on the Front Porch, and you are welcome to bring your own chair and place it anywhere outside, keeping in mind the social distancing guidelines between families.  We will be distributing Communion on the porch.


Mass schedule is as follows:

Saturday – 5 PM

Sunday – 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM (Spanish), 5:30 PM.


Here are a few more things to remember as we return to our Spiritual home:

  • If you feel ill or under the weather, please stay home for your safety and the safety of others.

  • Please do not arrive at church earlier than 30 minutes before Sunday Mass to allow for proper transition time from one Mass to the next.

  • Enter the church through the main entrance of the Parish Life Center only.

  • For capacity reasons, we will be counting all that enter the PLC.  Please be aware you will not be able to save seats, we encourage the whole family to arrive together.

  • You’re strongly encouraged to wear a face mask while you’re on campus.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the entrance to the Parish Life Center.

  • The Holy Water fonts will be empty for safety reasons; however, you are still encouraged to make the gesture of the sign of the cross as you enter the church.

  • Please do not move the chairs in the Parish Life center unless it’s within the same row to sit with members of your family.

  • For safety reasons, no hymnals or kneelers will be available during Mass.  Prayers and songs will be projected on the screens.

  • Offertory Baskets will not be passed around during Mass. Please place your Sunday Offering in one of our Offertory Boxes located in the Narthex.  Thank you for your faithful stewardship!

  • During the Our Father and the Sign of Peace you are encouraged to have praying hands and/or bow as a safe alternative to holding hands.

  • Please follow social distancing guidelines when coming up to receive the Eucharist.  You can use the rows, which are 6 ft apart, as a guide.

  • If you are wearing gloves, we ask that you remove them when you come up to receive the Eucharist.

  • The Eucharist will only be offered on the hand at this time.

  • We ask that after Mass, as you exit the church, you follow social distancing guidelines. and please do not congregate around the parish grounds. We ask that you exit and go directly to your vehicle.

Remember for your safety and protection Bishop Noonan continues to dispense all parishioners from the obligation to attend Mass.  

If you do not feel comfortable attending Mass at the parish, feel free to stay home and celebrate with us during our recorded Daily Masses at http://www.oviedocatholic.org/mass-recordings/.  The English Mass will be posted by 10 AM and the Spanish Mass will be posted by 3 PM on Sunday.