October 4, 2020 - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear Friends in Christ:
This past week, the State of Connecticut announced a move to Phase Three of reopening beginning October 8th which includes expanding the number permitted for indoor religious services to 50% capacity or 200, whichever is less. For us that means we can now have 200 people at every Mass! This is exciting news! And as I said the weekend in early September when I announced an additional Mass, all COVID-19 related things are constantly changing and we will continue to adjust based on the guidelines issued from the State and from the Archdiocese.
Therefore, we will reconfigure the pews to accommodate this change and we will adjust the Mass schedule. In the beginning of reopening we permitted extra space between the rows, certainly more than the required amount, as a means of being overly cautious and safe. Now with this change, we are going to open every other pew, which still permits proper social distancing.
WITH PHASE THREE COMES A CHANGE IN MASS SCHEDULE BEGINNING OCTOBER 10 & 11!!!
I know that the word CHANGE conjures up many emotions. We have certainly dealt with our fair share of change in these last few months as we deal with this pandemic.
I am SO grateful to Lynn Krieg and Jim Mitchell, Co-Chairs of our Parish Pastoral Council for all that they have been doing to assist us in thi