Church Re-Opening Guidelines


We sincerely thank all of you for your patience, cooperation, and most generous support of our parish and school during these difficult days.

Please take note that since we have resumed public masses, none will be pre-recorded.

If you cannot attend our mass at this time, below is the link to view Sunday Mass from the Cathedral Basilica in Philadelphia @ 11:00 AM

COVID-19 Update-January 4, 2022

To safeguard the well-being of our faith community at a time when COVID-19 continues to threaten our public health, we are reaching out to inform you that several individuals who attended mass this past weekend, have tested positive for COVID-19. We are grateful to the families for alerting us and although there are many places people could have been exposed, in an abundance of caution, we wanted to make sure you had this information as soon as possible, so you can take the necessary precautions.
We also ask that if you tested positive, are sick, or think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, that you please stay home until you have a negative test result, to protect our other parishioners who may have health issues or compromised immune systems. Thank you for your cooperation. May God continue to bless us, and grant those affected a speedy recovery!
Your Brother in Christ,
Rev. Dennis Mooney

Update- June 18, 2021

  • The dispensation from attending Mass is still in effect until further notice.
  • We welcome everyone to in-person service, pews are all open. 
  • Holy water, music and offertory procession have been restored. 
  • Altar servers are welcome to return and help at the mass they are attending. No schedule available at this time.
  • Masks are optional for those who have received both vaccinations and have no underlying health issues. Those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask. 
  • Children should continue to wear masks at Church until further notice.

Re-Opening our Churches-  -June 4, 2020

Hello Everyone. The celebration of public masses will resume on June 6th; but with many changes. For everyone’s safety, we have reviewed the guidelines and are sharing them with you below. We are looking forward to celebrating mass again, as one big family. Thank you for your continued support!

Important guidelines for worshiping with us in person- June 6, 2020

*NOTE: We continue to be dispensed by the Archbishop for the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses until further notice. Also, those who are sick or compromised due to health conditions are not to come to church.

  • Masks: Masks or face covering are required for everyone entering our churches or  attending Mass and must be kept on at all times.
  • Doors: Enter the church through the center doors and exit through the side doors. There will be no Holy Water at this time. Sanitizers should be used when entering the church. We also ask that there be no gathering of members of the congregation before or after Masses.
  • Seating: 50% capacity (150 people) The pews will be marked so that it is obvious where you can sit and still keep the proper social distancing. We ask that only ½ of the pew be used by each family and that the other half be left empty to keep a safe distance between members or different households.
  • Books: They will be sanitized and you may take the one you use home and use it each Sunday, but no Missalettes or hymnals will be left in the church.
  • Other changes: There will be no Offertory Procession, Sign of Peace, or distribution of the Precious Blood. No altar servers or Eucharistic ministers needed.
  • Eucharist: Follow usher’s lead for communion. Keep some distance in the single Communion line. If receiving Holy Communion it must be received in the hand, not on the tongue.  To protect our priests during the distribution of the Eucharist, we ask that you partially remove your mask only after:  saying “Amen,” receiving the host in your hands, and then stepping aside to consume the Eucharist with your mask partially removed only at that point. We know this is a challenge but this is important for protecting everyone in the community.
  • Singing: You will notice less singing led by our musicians at certain parts of the Mass to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Those Who Should Stay Home:If you have had a fever over at or above 100.4 degrees, a new cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat, or have been in contact with someone who is currently sick or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days. The Archdiocese asks that those who are considered to be at a higher risk for the coronavirus, those who live with people who are at higher risk and are those who are currently sick, please stay home from Mass. The CDC states that those who are high risk include: people over 65 years old, people who are immunocompromised, people with breathing conditions, and people whose doctors consider them to be high risk. You can find the full list here: CDC: High Risk for Coronavirus.

Thank you for your cooperation!