St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Farmingdale, New Jersey
|Updated Mass Protocols June 2021|
Updated Protocols for Mass & the Sacraments
Prepared for St. Catherine of Siena Parish from directives approved by the Most Reverend David M. O'Connell, CM, Bishop of Trenton.
The bishops of New Jersey have ended the dispensation from the obligation to assist at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation effective June 5-6, 2021, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. The faithful are to return to the practice of participating at weekly celebration of Mass in church. As is always the case, the obligation does not apply to the sick, those with underlying health conditions, and those who remain fearful of COVID-19 transmission.
Effective May 28, 2021, the Governor lifted the mandates requiring the wearing of masks and social distancing. Yet, recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic remains active, wearing a mask is an option for those who wish to do so. The clergy and faithful should use their best judgment to protect their own health and the health of their neighbors. Moreover, those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask. Limits on church capacity to pre-pandemic levels will be lifted on June 4, 2021.
In light of these developments, the protocols regulating the celebration of Mass and Sacraments in effect since June 2020 are greatly modified, if not ended. The following guidance is provided to facilitate an orderly and careful return to parish life. No one is to be refused the sacraments due to vaccination status.
St. Catherine of Siena Parish General Information
Celebration of Mass
Weekend Masses St. Catherine of Siena Church
Mass Schedule for Holy Days of Obligation unless otherwise announced
The Sacrament of Penance
Effective June 12, 2021
Saturday 3:30 PM St. Catherine of Siena Church - Narthex of Parish Hall
The Sacrament of Baptism
Schedule Effective June 6, 2021
Please call for appointment
Saturday 11:30 AM St. Catherine of Siena Church
Sunday 11:30 AM Within the Mass – at Request
1:00 PM St. Catherine of Siena Church
All Baptisms must be scheduled in advance. Godparents are required to provide Sponsor Certificates before a Baptism date is given. Please call the parish office for detailed information.
Parish meetings and socials may resume. Refreshments may be served observing local health protocols. Guidelines on use of the building are forthcoming.
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