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Reopening Our Parish

Reopening Our Parish

Covid Protocols
Attending Mass at St. Elizabeth Seton

Updated-23 July 2020

Important Notes –  

Beginning Monday, July 27th, , facial coverings will be REQUIRED at all Masses at our parish. Please come with your facial covering and wear it from the time you get out of your car until you return to your car. If you come without a facial covering we will have one for you. If you cannot wear a facial covering, are uncomfortable wearing a facial covering, or don’t want to wear a facial covering  please stay home and watch our live-streamed Masses available to you via the link on setoncarmel.org, the parish website.

 

Updated – 01 July 2020

The following updates to the protocols for attending Mass at St. Elizabeth Seton will be implemented July 4, 2020:

*The Sign Up Genius for attending Mass will no longer be available. There is no need to register for Mass attendance.

*Masks will continue to be encouraged and will be available at the entrances of the building. If unable to maintain a 6 foot distance from others, please wear a mask.

*Communion will be distributed during the Communion Rite of Mass. A single file line will be formed in each of the three aisles of the Nave.  Pews will be dismissed by ushers to form the line.  Each row will empty from one side and then the other before moving back to the next row.

*At the conclusion of Mass, ushers will dismiss row by row in order to maintain social distancing. Please remain in place until the usher reaches your pew.

*Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will resume on Monday, July 6th from 9:00 AM – Noon Monday through Friday.

 

Beginning Saturday, May 30th, the Sunday Liturgies will be open to the public in the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.  All Masses will continue to be live-streamed from St. Elizabeth Seton for those who are uncomfortable attending Mass in public.  The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended for everyone until August 15th.

As a reminder, those who are over 65 years of age, or have underlying health issues are considered at risk for the virus.  Please continue to remain at home and attend Mass via our livestreamThere is no reason to feel guilty about staying home.  Those who are ill should also stay home.

While every effort will be made to disinfect the building and provide a safe environment, it will not be possible to create a sterile environment.