To help mitigate COVID-19, our bishop has implemented the following safety directives to ensure safety and peace of mind when you come to church in conjunction with guidelines from the CDC.
Note: We have suspended Call-Ahead Seating/Mass Reservations effective October 6, 2020.
Our bishop has directed us to maintain the temporary 100-Person Max in the church to mitigate the virus. However, we are now permitted to offer overflow liturgies in DiLeo Hall. St. Catherine's will now accommodate the faithful attending on a First Come, First Served bases. We will maintain the 100-Person Max in the church with the overflow celebrating Mass in DiLeo Hall.
We'll continue to safely group families by household and practice 6' social distancing.
As required by state public officials and for everyone's safety, the clergy, congregation, staff and volunteers will wear a Face Cover or Face Shield at all times while on the property.
Please bring your own face cover to wear as these will not be provided.
For the further safety of our community, all participants at Mass will have a temperature check upon entering the building.
The Diocese encourages the faithful to sanitize their hands prior to communion. For everyone's safety, all ministers of Holy Communion will sanitize their hands multiple times throughout the liturgy.
We will advise when it will be safe to once again congregate and group with your fellow parish members in the commons areas such as the front plaza, picnic tables, and the parking lot at a later time. For now, please remember to exit the church when instructed after Mass and continue to connect with each other remotely.
We will recite all propers, commons, and prayers in Mass going forward until further notice, and our Music Ministry will continue to provide instrumental music throughout the liturgy, but on your way to church, tune in and sing together in praise safely with your household.
After each Mass, the pews, bathrooms and other common areas will be cleaned and sanitized. We're looking for some helping hands!
Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick. The parish will continue to Broadcast Online Livestreams of Masses that you can watch remotely. In addition, the reception of the Sacrament of Holy Communion is available by appointment.
In this spirit, our Diocesan Bishop Gerald Barnes has kept in place the temporary dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass in the Diocese.
July 13, 2020 CDPH House of Worship Guidelines
July 13, 2020 CDPH Public Health Officer Order
July 2, 2020 - CDPH-Mandated Face Cover Requirements - View CDC Guidelines