Parish Reopening - Mass Update
Thanks and praise to God! We will be able to Celebrate Mass beginning June 13th. There is so much to know - PLEASE read the entire post.
Welcome home! We are now in the beginning stages of the soft opening of our Church. At this time, we are only allowed to have 100 people, including all ministers on our property at one time. Please remember these Diocesan guidelines are temporary and are for the safety of the entire Body of Christ!
In order to simplify your Mass attendance, we humbly ask you to make a reservation.
There is a limit of 6 people per family each week. If you have a family size greater than 6, please call the office. There are links below for each Mass this weekend.
Every Monday, you will receive these links for the upcoming weekend. YOU WILL NEED TO DO THIS PROCESS WEEKLY AND ONLY BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR MASS 7-DAYS IN ADVANCE. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the parish office and they will assist you in reserving your seats for a Mass time. Please only do this if you do not have access to a computer.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Arrive at church at least 20 minutes ahead of your Mass time.
When you arrive for Mass please park in a designated parking spot which will be every other parking space. As you proceed to the church please make sure you have your reservation confirmation from your online registration, face mask(s) for those age 2 and up, and hand sanitizer for your family.
When you arrive at church there will be a volunteer who will take your online receipt, and then an usher will take you to your designated seat. Remember, these people are volunteer ministers and are here to help you, please treat them with love and mercy as we all work through these guidelines.
Please make sure your face mask is on for the entire Mass except during the reception of Holy Communion. Also note, we will not be using the Journey Song Book or Missalettes during Mass. The songs and prayers will be projected on the screen.
Out of respect for your neighbor, there will be no sign of peace or holding hands during the Lord's Prayer.
Please note this change to the Liturgy; at the altar, the priest will hold up the host and say, "The Body of Christ" and we will respond "Amen". This will replace any words during the reception of Holy Communion.
The ushers will direct you into the reception line for Holy Communion.
While you are in the pew, please sanitize your hands in preparation for Holy Communion.
Please remove your mask when you step into the communion line and you will receive Holy Communion in your hand only to abide with safety regulations.
After receiving Communion in your hand, please step to the side to consume. Please reposition your face mask over your face after consuming the Host.
At the end of Mass, please remain in your seats until an usher dismisses you and please be sure the area is clean. Due to our need to sanitize the church for the next Mass, please do not remain in the church for private devotion or in the church parking lot.
Please note that for those who are 65 and older, or those with compromising health conditions: the Diocese recommends that during this stage, and for your safety you continue to enjoy Mass from home, although we cannot wait to celebrate Mass with you in person. Mass will continue to be live streamed and the Bishop's special dispensation for weekly Mass will continue until further notice.
If you wish to receive the Holy Eucharist, our Ministry of the Sick will be coordinating visits to distribute the Eucharist. Contact the office for more details.
OFFERTORY - There will be offertory boxes at the entrance and exit of the church. We will not have offertory collection during Mass. Also remember for a truly hands-free experience you can make your weekly donation through Faith Direct: https://membership.faithdirect.net/CA600 or text 951-421-1611
Directives will be issued shortly for adoration and confession.
Daily Mass will begin on June 15th at the regularly scheduled time of 9:00 am without Rosary before and will continue to be live-streamed.
Restroom access will be reduced to one person at a time for safety and to comply with guidelines.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation with the above procedures and logistics that are designed to keep everyone safe and in compliance with the Diocesan and CDC/State guidelines while maintaining a reverent and prayerful atmosphere. Please continue to pray for our church, priests, and all-volunteer ministers. Thank you for your help and patience as we all work together in unity to serve our community. We will get through this together.
May God bless you and we look forward to seeing you at Mass.
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
You can reserve your Mass here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19789117
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR MASS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION UNTIL 7-DAYS BEFORE THAT MASS IS SUPPOSED TO BEGIN.