Parish News

COVID-19 Safety

May 27, 2020 12:00 am
  • The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass issued on March 12, 2020 remains in place for the Diocese of Wilmington.
  • Those who are symptomatic or who have been exposed to the virus within 14 days are not permitted to enter the church, in accordance with national, state and local health directives.
  • Parishioners who are particularly vulnerable (e.g. over the age of sixty, existing heart or lung conditions, diabetes, or otherwise immuno-compromised) are encouraged, for their own health, to avoid the risk of attending public celebrations of the Church until all restrictions have been lifted.
  • All members of the assembly are to wear face coverings at all times while in church.
  • Members of the same household may sit together, but there should be at least 6 feet of separation otherwise. Gatherings before and after celebrations are prohibited, including ministers greeting the faithful before and after Mass.
  • Individuals are the primary protectors of their own health; during this current situation, there is always risk coming into public spaces. To that end, coming into an open church building carries that same risk. Individuals assume that risk for themselves in these circumstances.
  • Communion procedures may be different .
  • Dismissal procedures may be different.
  • Bathrooms will be closed until further notice.