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Sacrament of Reconciliation
New Time: Saturdays – 9:00 – 10:00am in the Central Courtyard.
GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDING MASS
Please watch our video: Guidelines for Returning to Mass
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
There will be no Daily Masses until further notice.
BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL
The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is closed until further notice.
ACTIVITIES AT THE MISSION
MISSION STORE & GROUNDS
The Mission Store is now open.
Weekly hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Please go to Carmel Mission Store.
Our Museums and Basilica are closed to visitors until until further notice.
Please check back for updates on when we will reopen the Mission grounds.
PARISH OFFICEThe Parish Office remains closed until further notice.
Faith Formation classes and the Rites of Initiation will resume at earliest in the New Year.
Presently, all parish activities and ministries at the Mission besides Mass remain online wherever possible – or suspended, if they cannot meet by video conference or telephone. All parish activities at the Mission are to be directed by staff members until further notice.
Crespi Hall is not in use until further notice.