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COVID-19 & Mass FAQs

COVID-19 & Mass at St. Pascal's: FAQs

Am I obligated to come to Mass? 

No. At this time, everyone is dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days. If you feel safer at home, please stay home and celebrate Mass on television, computer or radio. Another option is to read and meditate on the Sunday Mass readings in your Bible or daily Missal.

When should I stay home from Mass?

Please stay home if you or someone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has been knowingly exposed, if you feel unwell, if you have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms as outlined by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), or if you live with/care for someone who is at greater risk. 

What if I am over age 65?

Reflecting the current CDC guidance and Archdiocesan recommendations, we encourage those who are over the age of 65 and those with serious health issues to not attend Mass. These guidelines are not intended to sound harsh or unwelcoming. After you prayerfully consider these recommendations, if you decide to come to Mass, we will not turn you away.  

When you arrive for Mass, please use the hand sanitizer provided inside the Gathering Space. Please sit in the pews that are marked with black dots. Please remain six feet apart from people not living in your household. Church restrooms available if you need them, but we recommend that you use a restroom before you arrive at church.

Do I have to wear a face mask?

Yes.  Wearing a facemask for the safety of others who are attending Mass is required. According to the CDC, children under age 2, or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance should not wear a face mask. We have facemasks available in the Gathering Space if you need one.