Norms for mass (to be read before each mass)

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  1. Welcome!
  2. Because of the COVID 19 we have to take certain measures to assure the health and well-being of everyone. So, we ask you to observe the following norms.
  3. We will not be holding hands during the Our Father, will not have the sign of peace, communion will be in the hand only, and we will not drink from the cup. Please keep at least six feet distance from each other as you come for communion. Places are marked on the aisle.
  4. Please wear your mask at all times during mass
  5. For communion, we will have a single line, please keep social distance as marked on the floor of main aisles. Keep your mask on until you receive communion, and then raise your mask after communion
  6. Please sit in the marked areas only. they have been sanitized. you can bring your own cleaning and sanitizing materials with you. If possible, please sanitize your hands before entering the church
  7. The hospitality minister will have a collection basket in the church entrance in case you want to bring your Sunday offering. Thank you.
  8. For now, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel is closed because of the small space inside the chapel.
  9. The priest will also exit and will not be available after mass for private blessings.
  10. The church will be opened for personal prayer Monday, Wednesday, and Friday form 9:00am to 11:00am, and from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  11. Your are invited to bring a can of food for the poor. A basket will be placed at the church entrance for the food. Thank you,
  12. After mass, please do not gather in the plaza or church entrance. It is best that you go immediately to your vehicle.
  13. This schedule is temporary and subject to change as needed.
  14. Please leave your large purses, back packs, and other similar items in your locked vehicle.
  15. When mass has ended. please exit form the back of the church first, in an orderly way without crowding with others. A hospitality person will guide you to the exit doors.
  16. Because of the pandemic, we are still dispensed from Sunday mass obligation.
  17. If you have underlying health conditions, like heart trouble, diabetes, and other ailments, please stay home and watch us on live stream.
  18. We want to be very responsible in caring for the well-being and health of all our parishioners, and we appreciate your cooperation. Thank you for your patience as we learn how to best serve our great community of St. Mark.
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