Providence Academy is pleased to begin welcoming members from our community to attend the 8:00 am Mass in-person beginning Thursday, May 28th.

Due to limited capacity, please contact Dawn Schommer to reserve your pew; due to Archdiocesan expectations, please understand that only those with reserved seating will be able to attend. The chapel is being made available for the daily celebration of the Mass only, while the school building remains closed. Providence Academy will be adhering to the directives given by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Registered attendees will be greeted at the front door beginning at 7:45 am for the 8:00 am Mass. There will be an usher at the chapel as well to take you to your pew. We’ll look forward to seeing you!

  • All COVID-19 positive persons, those who are symptomatic, and those living with them, must stay home.
  • Persons over age 65 and those with preexisting health conditions are strongly encouraged to refrain from coming to Mass.
  • It is also recommended to use the restroom at home before coming to Mass.
  • Bring personal hand sanitizer along with you if you are able. There will be sanitizer available in the chapel.
  • Face masks are encouraged by the Archdiocese, but not required.
  • The front entrance doors as well as the chapel doors will be propped open to avoid the need to touch the door handle.
  • The center chapel doors have been designated as entrance doors. The side doors to the chapel have been designated as exit doors.
  • Be mindful to stay 6 feet away from other groups or people.
  • Please refrain from gathering before or after Mass.
  • Be aware of pews that are unavailable to sit in, Ushers will assist you with this.
  • There will be no congregational singing during this time. Singing expels more respiratory particles than speaking does.
  • The opportunity for the reception of Holy Communion will be made available after Mass, but not during Mass.
  • Instructions for receiving Holy Communion will be given after Mass. There are six foot intervals marked in the chapel aisle to assist with distancing.
  • After receiving Holy Communion exit immediately by the side door of the chapel without returning to your pew.
  • No gloves may be worn when receiving Communion, nor paper tissues or other disposable items.

 

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