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Brothers and Sisters of Holy Cross Parish,
Bishop Olmsted has moved our parishes into Phase 1 of Rising with Christ: The Plan for Restoring Parish Life which allows for parishes to begin to celebrate public Masses. Parishes are required to follow specific guidelines for maintaining the 6 feet social distancing during Mass and have sanitizing measures in place.
What does this mean for Holy Cross Parish?
We have started the weekly morning Masses. We will be live-streaming Mass on Saturday at 4:00pm and Masses on Sunday, at 8:00am, 11:00am, and a Spanish Mass at 2:00pm. Distribution of Holy Communion will be offered at the entrances of the church for 1 hour after the conclusion of each Mass.
The four Masses will be open at 25% seating capacity for our parishioners to attend in person. Please be advised that only 175 people will be allowed into the church for each Mass. The church doors by the Parish office (main courtyard) will open 30 minutes prior to the start of Mass and our ushers will guide you to a pew. Please do not be discouraged if you arrive and our seating capacity is full. If this happens, please participate in the live-stream Mass and return when Mass is over so that you can receive Holy Communion.
We continue to encourage our elderly parishioners and those who have a compromised health situation to stay at home. Bishop Olmsted has reassured us that the faithful remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass in person.
Please take a few moments to listen to Bishop Olmsted’s recent message and to read the guidelines for attending public Masses so that you can make an informed decision on when it is best for you to physically return to Mass.