Divine Liturgy - 10:30 AM
We have received permission from the Eparchy to reopen our church for public services on Pentecost Sunday, May 31. A great number of precautions have been taken and will be taken to promote the health and safety of our parishioners.
Please note that you are dispensed by the Bishop from your obligation to attend Divine Liturgy indefinitely. If you are at all sick you should not attend Liturgy. If you are concerned about getting sick, you should not attend. If you have an underlying health condition you should not attend.
The following procedures have been put in place at the direction of the Eparchy:
Everyone who attends Divine Liturgy MUST wear a mask during the service. Father will wear a mask while distributing communion. You should bring your own mask but if you do not have one, one will be provided for you.
Everyone MUST use the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the church building.
All books have been removed from the pews since they are difficult to sanitize.
You will be directed to a seat by one of the ushers. To maintain social distancing, only two people may sit in a pew, except for families who may sit together in one pew. Every other pew has been roped off to maintain social distance.
All pews will be cleaned with disinfectant after each Liturgy as will the bathrooms.
Holy Communion will be distributed after the Liturgy and the ushers will direct you pew by pew to come up for communion. Please maintain six feet between communicants. (Colored tape will be placed on the floor at six-foot increments to help you do this.)
Communion will be given with individual wooden spoons (one spoon for each person). The spoons will be burned following the Liturgy.
There will be no bulletin or music distributed.
There will be a receptacle for you to put your envelopes in near the entrance to the church. No collection will be taken during the service.
Candles will be placed in the sand for you to light if you wish. Please only touch your candle.
There will not be a coffee social after Liturgy until further notice.
The Liturgy will continue to be live-streamed on our Facebook page. If you have any doubts about whether you should attend Liturgy, please stay home and watch the live stream. Remember, you are dispensed from your obligation to attend Divine Liturgy.