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.
The Faithful remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation through May 31st and until notified otherwise. But we would like to encourage parishioners to attend Mass at least once a week and receive communion if they are able and feel comfortable in doing so under our current restrictions. We also give those who attend our daily Mass in the morning a chance to enter into a communal penance service and receive General Absolution from the priest before each Mass. Upon the return of normal confessions those who receive pardon for serious sin through the general absolution are to go to individual confession. We are hopeful that confession by appointment will be available starting June 1st. All Masses will take place in the Family Center, unless otherwise noted. Our intent is to increase opportunities to receive the sacraments in compliance with all diocesan guidelines.
The priest, after receiving communion, will conclude the Mass. He will then put on a face mask, sanitize his hands and prepare for those who wish to receive communion. There will be row by row procession to receive the Eucharist and to leave the Mass maintaining social distance. Please do not linger after Mass and return directly to your cars.
Please click this link to view a map of where the Family Center and the Gym are located on our Campus.