Church Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Annunciation has resume our regular Mass schedule. Based on the size of our church, we have determined that we can safely accommodate up to 250 persons per Mass.
You no longer need to sign up online to attend a weekend Mass.
Coming to Mass will look different during this time:
- Please use the restroom before coming to Mass.
- Face masks are mandatory. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you.
- Please enter through the South foyer doors. The doors will be open 30 minutes before Mass (45 minutes before the 9:30 am Sunday Mass for those who want to pray the rosary at 9:00 am), and will be locked when Mass begins.
- A staff member or volunteer will be there to greet you.
- You will need to use the hand sanitizer located in the South foyer as you enter.
- Please arrive early. We want to avoid the situation where the majority of the people coming to a Mass all show up 5 minutes before Mass begins.
- As you are entering the south foyer and walking up to the church please remain socially distant from other people that are entering at the same time as you.
- Pews that are available for seating will not be roped off. Only sit in these pews.
- No more than 2 households per pew, as long as the 2 households can be 6 feet apart in the pew. Some pews will only be able to accommodate 1 household.
- We will have staff as ushers to help people find seats.
- Pews will be sanitized before and after Masses.
- There are boxes by the exit doors to drop in your envelope and donations.
- The distribution of Holy Communion will take place after the Mass has ended. Father Deziel will explain this procedure at Mass. The faithful should receive Communion in the hand. The faithful may NOT wear gloves when receiving Communion in the hand.
- After you have received Holy Communion, you will need to exit the church through one of the metal doors near the St. Mary or St. Joseph altars. Please sanitize your hands as you leave. People may not stay around to socialize in church after Mass.
- All COVID-19 positive persons, those who are symptomatic, and those living with them, must stay home.
- Persons over age 65 and those with preexisting health conditions should continue to stay home and avoid public gatherings, including in church.
- We will continue to live-stream 9:30am Sunday Mass on Facebook for the benefit of the homebound and those otherwise vulnerable and unable to attend in person.
- The Obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation continues to be suspended as long as the pandemic continues.
We are praying for you and looking forward to when we can again fully gather as a community.
Thank you for your cooperation during this challenging time!
We are grateful for your support and faithfulness to our Annunciation parish community. We are confident that together, with God’s love, help and guidance, we will make it through this time of uncertainty. We trust that God has a plan in all of this for us. May God continue to watch over us, bless us, and guide us on this journey.
God bless you!