Guidelines For Attending Mass
Beginning on May 30 & 31st, 2020
At St. Sebastian and St. Lucy Parishes

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is dispensed through Sunday, July 5th.

  • Attendance at each individual Mass is limited to no more than 25 percent of the Church’s Occupancy
    Permit. Saint Sebastian 100 people. Saint Lucy 200 people.
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  • If at any scheduled Mass we reach our 25% capacity, unfortunately people won’t be able to enter the
    church. You may have to attend Mass at later time/day or watch Mass online.
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  • We highly recommend that those as defined by the health department as more vulnerable (i.e. seniors,those with compromised immune systems, those with underlying health conditions, those who are especially anxious about being in a large group, etc.) should stay at home.
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  • Anyone with fever or flu-like symptoms, PLEASE STAY AT HOME.
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  • Face masks are required to attend Mass. Parishes won’t be able to provide facemasks.
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  • Public Mass will be celebrated the regular weekend schedule. Saturday Evening and Sunday. We will not have the Sunday 5pm Mass at this time. 
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  • At Saint Sebastian north & front entrance doors will be open 30min. before Mass. An usher will guide you to your pew.
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  • At Saint Lucy, the parking lot entrance doors will be open 30min. before Mass. The Drexel Ave doors will not be open. An usher will guide you to your pew.
  • We will continue to live stream the 10:30am Sunday Mass.
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  • Weekday Masses will not be open to the public. We will continue to live stream weekday Masses Tuesday through Friday.
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  • ALL entrance doors would be propped open to limit contact with door handles or ushers/hospitality ministers may hold open doors.
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  • Children must remain with their parents at all time.
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  • Social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet between people not living in the same household must be followed.
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  • No paper bulletins would be distributed. Online access at https://www.stlucychurch.org/bulletin-archive and at https://www.stsebracine.org/bulletins
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  • No hymnal or missalette books will be distributed before Mass.
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  • No physical contact during the Sign of Peace is allowed.
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  • Communion is to be received ONLY in the HAND.
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  • Communion will not be distributed by the Cup.
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  • Directions for dismissal after Mass will be provided to exit with proper social distancing. Please, DO NOT STAY around to greet priests or other parishioners. Ushers will guide dismissal.
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  • We highly recommend washing your clothes following the service.
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  • Confessions. At. St. Lucy-Fridays at 10am-11am by the altar outside (if weather permits) or in Vajda Hall Starting on Friday, June 5, 2020. No Confessions on Saturday before Mass.
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  • Weddings & Funerals. No more than 10 people can attend. 25% occupancy does not apply here.
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  • Offices will remain closed to the public until further notice. Voicemail messages and emails will be monitored.
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  • Non-essential gatherings continue to be suspended, including Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Bible Study groups, Post-Mass social gatherings/refreshments, etc.
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  • During this time, we would like to remind you of our Prayer Grotto at St. Sebastian and Divine Mercy Garden at St. Lucy for private prayer. At Saint Lucy we moved the tabernacle to the side chapel. You can pray from your cars in the parking lot, seeing the tabernacle in the side chapel window.

Becoming A Member of St. Lucy’s

If you would like to become a member of St. Lucy Parish, there are registration cards in the back of church at the kiosk or click St Lucy Registration Form for a copy. Registration cards may be mailed in, dropped in the collection basket, slipped under the Parish Office door on the weekends, or brought to the Parish Office during the week, 8am to 4pm.

Know someone that would be good for parish council? Nominate them here. 

BULLETIN ARCHIVE

Bulletin Archive

MASS SCHEDULE

* There is also a 5:00 pm Mass with the exception of the following dates: April 21st and July 14th 

ST. SEBASTIAN MASSES

Saturday 4:30 pm, Sunday 9:15 am Mass

CONFESSION at ST. LUCY

Saturday- 3:00 pm- 3:30pm, Friday following 8:15 am Mass