St. Stephen Catholic Comeback
We are open for Saturday Mass at 4:30 P.M. and Sunday Masses at 8:30 A.M. and 10:00 A.M.
We are also open for Tuesday and Thursday Daily Masses at 8:00 A.M.
UPDATES for PHASE ONE for Parishes who have successfully celebrated a Sunday Mass.
Daily Mass Phase One: Daily Mass is allowed- up to two times a week- beginning June 10, 2020. We will limit attendance to 20 people, following the remaining Archbishop’s Mass Directives. We will offer masses on Tuesday & Thursdays.
Funerals Phase One: We can celebrate funerals with fewer than 50 people including liturgical ministers.
Baptisms Phase One: We can celebrate communal baptisms with fewer than 50 people in attendance.
Weddings Phase One: We can celebrate weddings with fewer than 50 people including liturgical ministers.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers Phase One: Beginning June 14, a limited number of Eucharistic Ministers may be used to assist in the distribution of communion at Sunday Mass, following the same Guidelines for Clergy. We will display the # of crosses.
Confirmation Celebrations Phase One: After June 28 with attendance limited to 25 percent of occupancy, following the Archbishop’s Mass Directives, and with delegation from the Chancery Office.
Individual Anointing of Non-Covid-19 Parishioners not in a Hospital or Nursing Home Phase One: Take extra caution with hygiene and handwashing and following special guidelines.
Visiting/Taking Communion to Parishioners who are Homebound Phase One: Only by clergy, taking extra caution with hygiene and handwashing, following special guidelines.
Special Masses Phase One: No, not to be considered until July 1, and then with fewer than 50 people.
Choir/Singing Phase One: Cantor is allowed. Social distancing from musician. No Choirs. Minimize communal singing.
Distribution of Bulletins Phase One: Upon exit only. Distributed by ushers wearing masks & gloves keeping as much social distance as possible.