Coming Together Safely

    Please follow these guidelines to maintain a safe worship environment for all.

    Candles If You are Sick, Please Stay Home.
    The Obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation continues to be suspended as long as the pandemic continues.

    Follow Best Hygienic Practices.
    Use hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face. Cover coughs and sneezes.

    Wear a Mask.
    For the protection of the members of our community, face coverings are REQUIRED for all attendees, including children over the age of two. We have been informed that members within our community have tested positive for COVID-19, although had shown no symptoms. Wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways that we can avoid the spread of the virus.

    Practice Social Distancing.
    Remain 6 feet away in all directions from others not in the same household.

    Follow Signs.
    Please enter/exit through either door #1 (north parking lot) or door #11 (south parking lot) to maintain proper flow of traffic. Please arrive at least
    15 minutes before Mass so you can be safely seated in church before Mass begins.

    Effective the first weekend in October, we will resume distribution of Communion during Mass.  When you come forward for Communion, please leave your mask on until you have said Amen, then step aside, remove your mask, consume the host, and return to your pew for the final blessing.

    If you have joined us online for the live stream Mass,
    you are invited to enter the building to receive communion in the chapel at the conclusion of the live stream Mass.

    Contact Us.
    Please contact the parish office if you have any questions regarding our plans to come together safely. We must be vigilant in protecting those most vulnerable. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID exists anywhere people are present. We have undertaken precautionary cleaning, disinfecting, and implemented social distancing guidelines to help reduce the risk of exposure. However, the Church of St. Odilia cannot guarantee that visitors are 100% safe from exposure to COVID. We take our guidance from medical and health professionals and dare not put God to the test by assuming that faith will protect us in the absence of commonsense precautions. We know that the virus is still spreading and that members of our community have been impacted. Please contact the parish office if you have been diagnosed with CODIV-19 and have recently had close contact with others at St. Odilia.

    Coming Together Safely