As of May 24, 2021, the following protocols are being implemented at St. Joseph’s:
We will no longer pre-register for Mass.
Those who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a face mask at Mass.
All who prefer to continue wearing facial covering and social distancing are free to do so.
Those who are not fully vaccinated should observe social distancing of six feet from individuals not in their household. They are to wear a face mask at Mass. Even if fully vaccinated, social distancing from those who are wearing a mask is requested.
The north section of church (grotto side) will remain a “physical distance section” for those who are required to wear masks and engage in social distancing and/or for those who may be fully vaccinated but wish to continue to follow distancing practices.
In the east and south sections, the pew ropes have been removed and all pews may be used.
All church entrances may now be used.
All ministers of Communion will continue to wear face masks while distributing Communion and will use hand sanitizer prior to distributing.
The Offertory procession with the gifts of bread and wine will resume.
At this time, the Precious Blood will still not be offered.
While in the Communion line, communicants should maintain social distancing from those not in their household.