Church Open for Private Prayer on 6/2 and 6/4; Input Needed for Upcoming Schedule

The church building will be open for private prayer during the week in accordance with Phase 1 of the diocesan plan. The Reopening Committee welcomes your input as we develop our upcoming schedule.

Private Prayer Schedule

Next week, the church will be open for private prayer on Tuesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 4 from 12 PM to 2 PM. We will follow the same protocols as announced last week, e.g. masks must be worn within the church and entry will be limited to ten people at a time. Please see last week’s post for more details.

The daily prayer schedule may be adjusted for the following weeks based upon your input. Please let us know what days and times you would like the church to be open for private prayer by clicking here to completing the survey by Tuesday, June 2 at 12 PM.

Public Mass Schedule

We would also welcome your feedback as we develop our weekday public Mass schedule. We will resume a weekday public Mass when the diocese determines that it is safe to do so as part of the second phase of the church reopening (Sunday Mass will resume in a later phase). At the outset, we anticipate a public Mass will be said on only one or two days a week  Please let us know your preferred days and times for a public weekday Mass by completing the second survey by Tuesday, June 2 at 12 PM.

Volunteers Still Needed

Thank you for everyone who helped out this past week. We are still seeking volunteers to help facilitate the private prayer hours by ensuring that we adhere to no more than 10 people at a time in the church and that visitors use hand sanitizer and wear masks, and wiping down pews after use. If you are able to assist, please let us know which days and which times you would be available.

Once we are allowed to resume public Masses, we will need more ushers and greeters given the enhanced health and safety protocols. We will not be able to resume public Masses until the Diocese of Brooklyn determines it is safe to do so. However, we want to ensure that we are prepared when that day comes.

If you are interested in serving either during private prayer hours or once public Masses resume, please email Jane Olson, [email protected].