Holy Eucharist Returns on November 1, 2020

Friends,

 

On All Saints’ Sunday, November 1, we will begin offering services of Holy Eucharist; Rite 1 at 7:30 AM and Rite II at 10:30 AM.  In order to do so as safely as possible, we are following:

  • Guidelines from the Bishop
  • Guidelines from the CDC
  • Guidelines from local public health officials
  • Advice from health care professionals
  • Best practices from parishes who are already undertaking these services

The liturgy will be similar to the existing morning prayer services in that:

  • Masks are required
  • Social distancing required
  • No congregational singing
  • Gathering and conversation limited to outside

Differences will include:

  • Contact free communion
  • Communion will be administered in bread only
  • Communion will be administered by family group/cluster.  Prepared individual communion wafers will be on the Holy Cross Altar (from the school chapel) for each family group/individual to take back to their pew to consume.

We are mindful that many of us remain wary and cautious as we consider what is best for our individual circumstances. We respect and honor each persons’ decision on attending in person or attending via LiveStream which will remain available at 10:30 AM on Facebook Live and YouTube.  As always, we will evaluate our process and practices in order to maintain the safest possible environment for us to gather as the people of God.

Peace and Blessings,

John+