Carmel Mission Advisory

Updated: October 23rd, 2020

THIS PAGE IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE INFORMATION ABOUT CARMEL MISSION ADVISORY WILL BE POSTED.

PLEASE NOTE: OUR WEB PAGES MAY NOT CONTAIN UPDATES DUE TO WHAT HAS CHANGED DUE TO COVID-19.

MASS & RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE

Please click this link to see our advisory video for attending Mass and Reconciliation.

Mass Schedule

Sunday Masses:
  8:30am and 11:00am in the Central Courtyard.

Streaming Mass will be available on our website early Sunday morning.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays:
9:30-10:30am in the Central Courtyard.
(Click here to see new guidelines).

MISSION STORE – NOW OPEN

Wednesday through Saturday – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Store Visitation Guidelines:

  • Facemask required
  • Hand sanitizer will be offered
  • Maintain social distancing

Please view the video below for Guidelines for Visiting the Mission Store.

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The Basilica & Museums are closed until further notice


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Last Updated: October 23rd, 2020

GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDING MASS

Please watch our video: Guidelines for Returning to Mass

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The safety of our parishioners, staff, and celebrants is critically important as we come together. Per Diocesan guidelines Parishioners who are medically vulnerable or over the age of 65 should remain at home for now.

Based on input from health, logistics, and canonical experts, we have devised procedures to allow for a safe and joyful liturgy. Parishioners must follow these procedures if they wish to attend Mass. We thank you for your patience and your cooperation.

Carmel Mission Guidelines for Attending Mass in the Time of COVID-19.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES ON MISSION PROPERTY.

Parking: Parking for Sunday Masses will be available in the school lot. Access to the Mission will only be available through the Parishioner Parking lot gate.  



Entrance: There will be a check in before entering the Mission grounds. Here all attendees will have their temperature taken and will be provided with hand sanitizer.

Seating:  Kindly follow the ushers instructions and practice physical distancing at all times.

Weather and Outdoor Conditions: We are very fortunate to have such a large beautiful outdoor space in our Central Courtyard where we can celebrate Mass comfortably with appropriate social distancing. 

In addition to distancing, we require attendees, including children, to stay in their seats and not move about the courtyard for any reason.

We are very concerned about the health of all who attend Mass and we must ensure that everyone maintains appropriate distancing and  also hope that everyone can be comfortable in our outdoor setting. The weather can change suddenly, so please dress for variable conditions. We have limited seats in the shade, so please be prepared for the sun by bringing a hat or umbrella.

If at any time you are not comfortable, please get the attention of an Usher, who will assist with relocating you.

Singing:  All singing and chanting is prohibited in houses of worship at this time.

Physical contact during Mass: Please do not hold hands during the Lord’s Prayer or offer a sign of peace. We will take time in prayer for peace at that moment.

Communion: Please remain standing at your chair during communion. The minister of communion will come to you. If you wish to receive communion please extend your hands, creating a throne for the Lord, with your dominant hand on top with your other hand supporting underneath. When the minister says, “The Body of Christ” the response is “Amen.” Please leave your mask on until the minister has moved away from you, then you may remove your mask and consume the Body of Christ. Please immediately put your mask back on after receiving communion.

Dismissal: Please remain at your seat until an usher indicates it is time to leave. Please practice social distancing as you leave the courtyard, and keep your mask on until you return to your cars.  

Please note:
Financial stewardship: We will be taking up a collection at the 8:30am and 11:00am Masses on Sundays.

Electronic giving through our donation page remains a preferred option, but also feel free to bring your weekly offering to Sunday Mass.

Volunteers:  Volunteers are needed to help as monitors and ushers for our Sunday Masses. If you wish to volunteer please email Laura at liturgy@carmelmission.org

Bulletins:  Paper bulletins will not be available. The Bulletin will continue to be available online at carmelmission.org/bulletins.

Restrooms: Restrooms are not available at this time.

Cleaning:  The Courtyard will be completely cleaned and disinfected after each Mass. Thank you for your cooperation in leaving the grounds immediately after being dismissed from Mass so this work can be accomplished.

Daily Masses

There will be no Daily Masses until further notice.


BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL

The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is closed until further notice.