Delta Variant Covid-19 Update – AUGUST 10

Delta Variant Covid-19 Update – AUGUST 10

As the Delta variant of COVID-19 courses through the country and New Jersey, we are very grateful for parishioner response in continuing to respect the situation and one another by following our seating arrangements, care with Communion practice and overall good cheer during an extended time of difficulty.

We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated and observe safe hygienic practices.  Though we are not mandating mask use church-wide again, we strongly encourage it.

Our “Masked & Distanced” section saw a large increase in attendance at our recent two Sunday Masses so we will watch this overall situation closely as it is likely to be worse over the next 2-3 weeks.  We are ready to designate the small, behind-the-choir section as a “Masked & Distanced” section, and take other steps.

In response to recent developments, effective immediately:

  • All church doors will be open during the larger Sunday Masses.
  • The 5:00 PM Saturday vigil, 7:00 PM Spanish vigil and 6:00 PM bilingual Sunday Mass will now be hymnal-free, and thus safer Masses for those concerned about congregational singing.
  • If you are in the “Masked and Distanced” section and do not want to wear a mask, please move to the open seating or leave.
  • Have a heightened awareness of your distance and potential exposure time in any proximity to others.

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