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MESSAGE FROM FATHER JIM – Resume the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance on Saturday

 


I
have resume the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance. The following procedures will be followed:

  1. Confessions will be heard from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Please, observe this time period. Do not get in line after 4:25pm.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
  2. Confessions will be celebrated in the Vesting Sacristy located off the Narthex and not in the Reconciliation Room at the front of the church.
  3. A non-permeable screen will be set up. Two chairs will be available, one behind the screen the other on the opposite side (respecting social distance in both instances) for those desiring the open (face-to-face) option.
  4. For our mutual protection KEEP YOUR CONFESSION SHORT AND TO THE POINT. No “narrative” confession or seeking prolonged spiritual direction. No need to mention numbers of times for sins confessed unless they are mortal sins.
  5. FOLLOWING CONFESSION THE SCREEN AND CHAIRS WILL BE DISINFECTED. I WILL RING A BELL SIGNALING THAT THE NEXT PERSON IN LINE CAN ENTER. DO NOT ENTER UNTIL YOU HEAR THE BELL.
  6. These procedures will be in effect until July 11. Father Czapla may change them once he becomes pastor.
  7. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.