75 Derby Avenue, Derby, CT 06418 - 203-734-0005

For everyone’s protection:

Parishioners:

  • Masks at all times, except after receiving communion
  • All to sanitize upon entering the Church
  • Social distance upon entering and exiting (and in parking lot)
  • While receiving Communion, maintain social distance, receive, step to side, remove mask, consume, replace mask, return to pew

IF YOU OR SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD IS SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME

Priests: 

  • Sanitize at Sacristy door
  • No Procession/Recession (except from Sacristy to altar and return)
  • Not supposed to sing
  • Hosts should be on side of altar, not directly in front of the Priest
  • COMMUNION:
    • Remind of no obligation to receive Communion
    • Drop Communion into hands – they get in hands, step to side, remove mask, consume host, replace mask, return to pew
    • If touch parishioner’s hand, stop and sanitize
    • Communion on tongue excluded, BUT If parishioner INSISTS, at end of Communion, sanitize if touch mouth
    • After Communion, sanitize vessels and hands
  • PENNANCE:
    • Tape where to stand while waiting
    • Appropriate distance away to maintain confidentiality
    • PRIEST
      • Mask
      • Can let Penitent know no obligation to do penance in church
    • 6 feet of separation

Volunteers:

  • ALL MASSES
    • Sanitize at door
    • Put on gloves to give out sanitizer to all who enter
    • GREET THOSE ENTERING
    • Only those with masks allowed (show the notice from the Archdiocese)
    • Ask how they’re feeling (confirm not ill without asking if they’re sick)
    • Keep Count of All who enter – if more than 100, not allowed to enter
    • Complete Mass Attendance Log
  • At end of Mass:
    • Spray all pews used (those not blocked off) with alcohol
    • If parishioner has touched some other item (candles, etc), spray with alcohol
    • Spray Restrooms with bleach, making sure to spray all handles
    • Spray metal on doors to church with alcohol
  • CONFESSION:
    • ALL MUST WEAR MASKS
    • Sanitize hands
    • Maintain confidentiality and social distance so remind those seeking Confession to sit in non-blocked pews or stand in line, 6 feet apart
    • Remind those seeking confession that if they are ill or have a fever, should not participate
    • Clean chairs, kneelers, any pews used for waiting at end

Announcement at end of each Mass

Anyone who would be available to help greet those attending this, or any other weekday Mass, or who would be available to help with the clean-up at the end of Mass, please socially distance yourself at the back of the Church after Mass and give us your name and day or days you could help.

 

We need volunteers to make sure we comply with all the rules or we will not be allowed to have public Mass.

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