There are presently no attendance restrictions, so reservations are not required, but the space and social distancing requirements will limit the number who can fit within the courtyard area. Although some chairs will be provided, there are not enough chairs for everyone, so plan to bring chairs for yourselves. Also, there will be no kneeling pads provided, so we recommend you bring something with you, as concrete can be difficult to kneel on for an extended period. At this time of year, there is very little shade in the courtyard area, so we recommend you bring some sort of portable shelter, if you have one. Men should not be wearing hats during Mass. We will be using a PA system for sound, so it may be difficult to hear in some locations of the courtyard, especially with background noise. Plan on arriving early if you wish to assure yourself a seat.
Those who feel at risk due to the Covid-19 virus may feel uncomfortable in this setting, as social distancing will be difficult to enforce in some situations, so they may wish to opt-out from attending the Mass. Communion on the tongue is the norm, and the priest will disinfect his fingers with alcohol after each person receives Communion. Confessions will be available before Mass around 9:15AM, behind the chapel, near the parish office. If you see the Priest hearing someone's confession, please walk around the other side of the chapel to get to the courtyard.
We are blessed to have this Mass again, so please be patient with our new "operating conditions."