UPDATE ON THE OPENING OF SAINT MARY’S CHURCH
At this time Saint Mary’s remains closed. Many Churches in the area are opening for private prayer, Daily and Weekend Masses! Feel free to visit those churches. But please remember, the Church is a public space and anyone who enters a public space should recognize there is a risk in contracting Covid-19. People should not expect churches will be any safer from germs than other public areas. (i.e. grocery stores, drugstores.) Also, when visiting a church, you must wear a mask, bring your own sanitizer, practice social distancing and remain quiet. Please note that most restrooms will not be open.
Here a Saint Mary’s we are working to prepare our Church to be as safe as possible before we open. Our tentative schedule to open for Sunday masses is beginning the weekend of August 1st. This opening is tentative! There are no daily Masses at this time.
Be assured, that when Saint Mary’s opens it will be a safe environment!
- Those in a vulnerable situation or over the age of 60, please stay home.
- If you have a fever or are not feeling well, please stay home.
- All parishioners will be required to wear a mask, practice social distancing and bring their own hand sanitizer.
- All persons entering the church will be temperature checked.
- There will be separate entrances and exits. Seating and movement in the church will be regulated.
- The Church will be disinfected before, during and after masses.
THE DISPENSATION FROM THE SUNDAY OBLIGATION
AND EASTER DUTY CONTINUES INDEFINITELY
Saint Mary’s will continue to stream Sunday Mass on our website and YouTube channel in addition to all of our other programs. (Rosary, Children’s Liturgy, Music programs.) Please take advantage of these opportunities or watch the Mass on television.
We are in the process of renovating our Church to accommodate these changes and ensure a safe and healthy experience of Mass. We are installing a camera monitoring system, renovating the confessionals, installing video monitors on all the walls and in front to assist with readings, prayers and songs. (There will be no books or pamphlets). We will have liturgical space in Monsignor Walsh Hall with similar monitors and adjustments.
When we do open for Sunday Masses, all Masses will be live-streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
We need more volunteers for our team to help sanitize the church on a regular basis while the church is open. Volunteers would regulate entrance and exit, sanitize during open hours, and help maintain a safe environment. If you can help, please email Saint Mary’s at email@example.com.
In the meantime, please stay close to God at home, through prayer, reading scripture, watching Mass and the various programs available on our website.
God Bless and stay safe,
URGENT! PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOUR PARISH!
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
Please consider online giving. No amount is too small.
You can also drop off your envelope through the mail slot of the Parish Center
or mail it to us at 17 Msgr. Owens Place, Nutley.
Thank you for your support. You are loved by your parish and are always in our prayers.
Below is a short video that walks you through how to sign up for Parish Giving.