Directives for the Resumption of Masses at St. Kieran
We received permission from the Archdiocese of Detroit to resume public Masses beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2020. However, because of the restrictions regarding Social Distancing and necessary safety precautions we will implement the following procedures.
Masks: Parishioners 2 years of age and over are required to wear masks while in church and on church grounds. No one will be allowed entrance without a mask.
Entering: Please do not gather in the parking lots or in the Gathering Space before Mass. All parishioners are asked to enter by the main church doors or the door facing the South parking lot. As you enter please use the hand sanitizer available at each door.
Seating: Only every other pew will be used in the church with a maximum of 200 people; overflow in the Green Room (25 max) and Chapel (32 max) for each Mass. Those living in the same household may sit together without distancing. However, all others are asked to remain 6' apart.
Singing: Parishioners are asked NOT to sing due to the additional threat of the virus.
Cleaning: The Church and restrooms will be sanitized before and after each Mass.
Communion: During the distribution of Holy Communion, we ask that parishioners follow the directions as announced from the pulpit and the markings indicated on the floor. Please keep your mask on until you are ready to receive the Eucharist. Replace it immediately after you receive. Please don't hesitate to bring your own sanitizer for use before the reception of Holy Communion. We encourage reception of Communion in the hand. If you receive on the tongue we ask that you try to place yourselves at the back of the Communion line.
Dismissal: Social Distancing also applies with dismissal. We ask all parishioners to remain in their pews until asked to leave by an usher. Please do not gather in the parking lots or Gathering Space after Mass.
We will go over these procedures at the appropriate times before and during Mass.
Our Schedule for Masses and other Sacraments during this time is:
Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:30pm; Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am
Weekday Mass: Monday-Saturday 8:00am
Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4: l 5pm
Baptisms: First Sunday of the Month at 1:00pm
Please note: Those 65 years of age and older, those with compromised health conditions or caring for the sick in any way, are encouraged to stay home. Anyone who is ill, has a temperature, cough, etc., should definitely stay home as an act of justice to the whole community.
All the faithful in the Archdiocese of Detroit are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass through Sunday, September 6, 2020.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Alberto Bondy, Temporary Administrator