May 21, 2020
During these challenging days please know that you are daily in my heart and prayers. As we prepare for public Masses, here are the highlights I want to share with you:
- We are all dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice.
- The earliest time we can have public Masses at Saint Bridget Church is May 31st; it may be later.
- The Mayor of Richmond has delayed the reopening of the city as he keeps a sharp eye on the movement of the coronavirus. Saint Bridget Church is located in the City although many parishioners come from surrounding counties.
- Please follow the advice of the CDC regarding vulnerable people.
The parish liturgy committee, pastoral staff and maintenance staff are working on plans that follow national, state, and local rules, as well as Bishop Knestout’s rules for our diocese.
Some Things to Look For:
- Our ushers will ask you three health questions before you enter the church.
- We will use software to invite you to reserve your seat(s) and to determine who may attend a particular Mass; we are testing it now.
- Everyone over three years old must wear a face mask at all times while in the church buildings.
- There will be social distancing enacted; the church will have fewer than 80 seats.
- Our ushers will escort you to your seat, to Holy Communion, and as you exit the church.
8 a.m.: Parishioners are invited to reserve seats
9 a.m.: Only available for online viewing, to devoutly watch at home as we have been doing.
11 a.m.: Parishioners are invited to reserve seats
5 p.m.: Parishioners are invited to reserve seats
Please remember that the date of our first public Masses may be pushed later.
Peace in Christ,