INDOOR MASS GUIDE AND INSTRUCTIONS

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Before Mass

Reserve Your Attendance EACH week in advance

To ensure that we do not exceed the 46-person seat capacity, and that no one is turned away at the entrance, each person attending Mass must call and Reserve your spot

 

There will be 2 Masses each Sunday, at 8:30 am and 10:00 am.

Call Guia Gorospe (510-734-9289) Monday–Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm to make your reservation.

Worship Aids

If you like to follow along with the prayers at Mass, bring your own worship aids such as Magnificat.  There will not be missalettes or hymnals available.

Wear a Face Covering

Guided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), those over age 3 must wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth. No one will be allowed to enter the church without a face covering.

 

Arriving at Church

Arrive Early

Please arrive 20-30 minutes early to allow time to park and check in. Doors will be locked at start of Mass.

To ensure social distancing, please be mindful of your parking.

Keep Moving

Please promptly go to and from the church, as we must not gather before or after Mass.      

Temperature Check

Before entering the courtyard sanitize your hands with the sanitizer provided by the parish; you must also stop for a temperature check. Those with a fever may not enter.

 

Inside the church

No Holy Water

Holy water fonts remain empty for safety concerns. There will be no access to the statues, cross, etc. as well.

Directed to seats

To ensure proper social distancing, ushers will escort parishioners to their seats.  Members of one household may sit together in one row. Please follow the directions of the ushers.

 

6-Feet Distance

While seated, standing and walking, people who are not in the same household must remain 6 feet apart from each other.

Liturgy

There will be no entrance procession, no presentation of the gifts, no exchange of peace, no recessional, etc. Collections will be taken as you enter the Church, not at the usual time.

 

The priest, the ministers (including altar server, if any) will also keep 6 feet distance from each other.

Holy Communion

Communion will be given at the proper time. An usher will call out pew by pew alternating from both sides. After receiving communion return to your seat.

For those who are watching livestream Mass, communion will take place after the 10:00 am Mass until noon.

Communion will be given only in the hand.

Approach the sanctuary wearing the face covering.  Upon reaching the Priest (or Eucharistic Minister), remove the mask, place one hand under the other while keeping fingers together and receive the host. After consuming the host put on the mask again.

After Mass

After Mass, those on the choir side will exit by the door on that side, and those on the ambo side will exit by the door there. For those sitting at the rear of the church may exit from the entrance door. There will be no socializing outside the church or inside.

Cleaning after Mass

The high touch areas of the church, including the pews will be sanitized after Mass.  Restrooms will not be open for use.

Confession

Confessions are now heard in the parish hall 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm on Saturdays, as announced. You can also call the parish office to make an appointment for confession at other times. Social Distancing guidelines will be followed.           

Those at Risk

Those who are sick, elderly, immune-compromised or otherwise at risk for COVID-19 should not attend Mass in person.

Until further notice, Bishop Barber continues to dispense the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days.

For Holy Communion to the Sick and those at Risk or Holy Anointing, please call the parish office (510-223-1153) or call Fr. Dante at 510-325-0858 for an appointment.

©2014 Saint Callistus El Sobrante

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