Amended Mass Procedures for Saint Patrick Catholic Church
1. Daily mass will be in the large sanctuary at Saint Patrick at 8:15 a.m., Monday-Thursday. We encourage you to attend only one daily mass during the week to allow others an opportunity to attend as we will need to limit the number of attendees in each mass. You will exit the sanctuary directly once you receive communion along the designed route.
2. Saturday mass will be at 5:00 p.m. On Sunday, English mass will be at 10:00 a.m. and Spanish mass at Noon. Holy Hour is cancelled until further notice.
3. All attendees must wear a mask. The main sanctuary will be marked off for seating and communion processing to comply with 6 ft. social distancing and CDC guidelines.
· We will set up extra seating in the courtyard area to comply with the 6 ft. social distancing requirements. Households may sit together. Ushers will direct seating and communion processing.
· Parishes are limited to a 33% occupancy. It will be first-come, first-serve to fill the church seating. Once we reach seating capacity in the church, please remain in your cars and the Eucharistic ministers will come to your vehicle to serve you communion.
· When you come into the building, please refrain from touching surfaces. You will always be required to wear your mask. The Holy Water fonts will be empty. Ushers will direct you to seating.
· All church doors will remain open. No fans or HVAC systems will be in use.
· Hymnals will be not used.
· The collection baskets will not be passed during mass, but a basket will be placed near the entry/exit doors of the church to receive collections as parishioners exit the church.
· Ushers will direct you to communion. Please follow these directions carefully: You will need to maintain the 6 ft distancing, you will receive the Host in your hand, walk to turn the corner away from the servers, partially lift your mask and place the Host in your mouth, and exit the sanctuary immediately along the designated route and proceed to your vehicle.
· The sanctuary will be properly disinfected and cleaned in between each mass.
We appreciate your cooperation in helping us implement these safety guidelines during this difficult time.
We are encouraged to pray the Novena to the Holy Spirit in preparation for Pentecost with the particular intention of asking the Holy Spirit to guide, direct and protect the Church in Oklahoma in the midst of these perilous times as we begin to publicly celebrate Mass again.
Father H. Christopher Tran, Pastor