Outdoor Mass at St. Theresa Church
SATURDAY VIGIL 4:30PM • SUNDAY 10AM • SUNDAY 12 NOON
REGISTRATION REQUIRED - VISITOR INFORMATION BELOW
REGISTER IN ADVANCE
Please do not leave voicemail. Call the Parish Office Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm. You must connect with us and accept the terms of the attached disclaimer, to reserve a spot. Priority is given to registered parishioners. Masses for now will be reserved on a week-to-week basis.
VISITORS WITHOUT RESERVATION (ON STANDBY)
Volunteers will check your reservation upon arrival. Those without a reserved space will be instructed to park in the lot behind the school, and assigned a number. When Mass begins standby visitors will be invited to fill any empty spots. Standby visitors must also accept terms of attached disclaimer. There will be artificial lanes created in the parking lot; Again, please follow the lead of the volunteers.
The parking lot will be set up with cones & horses to direct cars into artificial lanes. We optimized configuration for 100+ cars to attend Mass while following directives of the diocese. As the priest will be walking through the parking lot, there is no need for handicap parking.
FOR AN URGENT NEED DURING MASS
FOR ALL CASES OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY CALL 911 FIRST. Otherwise, turn on your hazard lights, roll down your window (face mask on) & signal a volunteer, who if necessary will assist you in exiting.
Circular Church driveway entrance will be closed. Traffic must enter through Rosemond Terrace & Main Street, or Rosemond Terrace from Plumb Street.
Tune into 90.9 FM on your car radio upon arrival. We will broadcast there. If you have an older car, please run it intermittently to preserve the battery.
Face masks that cover both the nose and mouth are required for the faithful in all public worship except for those who attend Mass in their parked car and do not exit the vehicle for the reception of Holy Communion. They should be used if your window is rolled down or you exit your vehicle for the reception of Holy Communion (as outlined). Use of a face mask is not required by any person who by using it, will act contrary to his or her health or safety due to a medical condition.
The offertory collection will occur during opening announcements, directions will be given onsite.
If communion is distributed, listen carefully for the priest’s instructions. Diocesan directives dictate a maximum of 50 people outside their cars at once. Anyone lowering their window or exiting their car is required to wear a face mask. Everyone will be directed by a volunteer to exit their cars from the same side. The priest will come, from a 6 foot distance say Body of Christ, the communicant responds Amen and steps forward to receive. Just before receiving Holy Communion, remove the mask and accept the Eucharist either on the hands or on the tongue. Should there be any contact of the priest’s hand to the communicant, the priest will have alcohol to immediately sterilize his hands before continuing. Visitors, particularly those in a high-risk category may also chose to remain in their vehicles and make an act of Spiritual Communion during distribution of Holy Communion.
EXITING THE PARKING LOT AFTER MASS
Because of the parking dynamic, please await signals from volunteers to exit immediately following Mass. DO NOT BEGIN TO EXIT WITHOUT A SIGNAL FROM VOLUNTEERS. There will be one exit for cars towards the back, and one for cars more up front.
NO RESTROOM ACCESS
We are required to close the church during outdoor Mass. Please be advised there will be no access to public restrooms.
HOMEBOUND AND OFFSITE ATTENDANCE
Dispensation from Sunday Mass Obligation has been extended. If you have any issue of illness, or have been around someone who has been ill, per CDC guidelines, seek proper medical attention, quarantine for 14 days, and please stay home. You will receive many graces by doing a Spiritual Communion. We will livestream Saturday 4:30PM outdoor Mass and Sunday 9:00AM indoor Mass.
NO PHOTOS. NO HONKING OF HORNS DURING MASS