May 20, 2020

20 May 2020

REOPENING OF THE PARISHES

Reopening the Mass Schedule

  • Daily Mass will begin Tuesday, June 2, on the regular rotation. Usual precautions will be observed.
    • DO NOT come to Mass sick. If you are sick, please stay home.
    • Maintain a distance of 6 feet, except for family members.
    • Use hand sanitizer located throughout the church, especially prior to the reception of Holy Communion.
    • Use a mask. The priest will not wear a mask.
    • If you are older with pre-existing conditions, you are welcome to decide for yourself if you would like to attend.
  • Sunday Masses WILL NOT RESUME until there are more precise recommendations from the Diocese AND we have enough time for implementation.
  • The obligation to attend Sunday Mass REMAINS SUSPENDED until further notice.

*** Relax, there may be a few bumps. ***

Important Announcements

The name of the new parish and the appointment of a pastor will be announced on June 7 & 8.

Confession Schedule

The times that are posted are the times you should be there. If 6 PM be there at 6 PM. If 7 PM be there at 7 PM.

  • Tuesday, at TRC at 6 PM. Outside porch.
  • Wednesday at STV at 7 PM with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Inside confessional, screened.
  • Thursday at TRC at 6 PM. Outside porch
  • Saturday at STV at 3 PM with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Inside confessional, screened.

Important Principles Regarding Special Celebrations

  • We will be following the recommendations of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
  • We must have a functioning parish: new offices in place; merger completely finalized (toward the end of July); Diocesan COVID-19 recommendations completely implemented.
  • Work with those involved; First Holy Communion parents, RCIA candidates, etc.
  • Confirmation will be celebrated by a bishop.
    • Two “seasons” Confirmations are celebrated, one in the Fall and the other in the Spring.
    • There is a possibility of multiple parishes with a venue larger than Saint Victor Church or Transfiguration Church. Nothing is definitive.