Masses

Much thought has gone into how we could gradually reopen our Church to the sacraments in a safe way.  Many considerations have been weighed and discussed to provide the safest communal Masses under current threats of coronavirus.  Here are some of the guidelines that we are going to be asking of everyone to be in compliance with guidelines from the diocese and meet our goals of a safe participation in the Mass based on each individual’s unique circumstances.  Please be patient and respect the needs of our community to provide safe sacramental opportunities.  We are all hopeful this is just a beginning.

If you have not been receiving our Daily Updates, please either call Colleen Rzeczycki at 843-681-6350, Ext. 249 or you may e-mail her with your name and your e-mail address. If you do not have an e-mail address, please call Colleen directly and she will schedule you in for a Mass. Please note that you must provide us with a good phone number to reach you in the event that changes occur.


Attendees Should . .

  • Remain 6 feet apart except when with your household members.
  • Masks are required.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon arrival
  • Please do not gather in the parking lot, in the plaza, or the narthex. This includes celebrants/deacons, and assisting ministers
  • Ushers will be available to help you find a seat.
  • Offertory baskets will be placed inside the door and parishioners will be able to drop of their envelopes prior to any Mass.  We strongly suggest that you use either checks or our online giving.

Stay Home if . . .

  • You have pre-existing conditions or are considered high risk as per the guidelines of the CDC.  Please click here to review.  This is very important to read in order to determine if you may return to Mass safely.
  • You are feeling sick or a family member in your household is sick
  • You suspect that you are getting sick

Communion

In the Family Center

We will be giving communion out during the Mass.  Once the Priest consumes, if you wish to have communion, please make sure your mask is in place and stand.  The Priest and EM will come to you.  Please lift your mask and consume, place your mask back on, and you may sit down.  The priest will then conclude the mass with the Final Blessing.  Please note that we are still urging you to keep a six foot social distance from your neighbor when you are exiting the facility.

In the Church

We will be giving communion out during the Mass.  There will be two stationary stations in front of the altar with the Priest and an EM and two other EM's that will be giving out communion to the rear pews of the Church.  The ushers will be directing you to your station.  We ask that you please keep your mask in place and remain kneeling until the Usher has signaled you to stand.  Please remember to keep your social distance from your neighbor as you exit to receive communion and as you return to your pew after consuming at the designated areas marked by a red "X".

Communicants will . . .

  • Wear a mask
  • Keep your social distance from you neighbors upon dismissal.

In The Church No . . .

  • Exchange of peace
  • Singing
  • Chalice distribution
  • Missalettes
  • Use of restroom unless an emergency

Please click this link to view a map of where the Family Center and the Church are located on our Campus.