The Archdiocese has sent pages of guidelines that should be followed as everyone is invited back to worship together. We will wait until an announcement by Governor Walz and then the Liturgy Committee will meet [on Zoom] to decide what we will do in order to allow folks back “into the Church.”
It will certainly involve “social distancing;” it may involve the wearing of masks; there will probably be no congregational singing [singing and speaking can spread the virus very easily]; we will not use hymnals and there will be no water in the holy water fonts.
We will suspend daily Masses until we are in Phase III. (Almost everyone who comes to worship on weekdays is “well beyond” 65, as is Fr. Steve.) Watch the bulletin and the parish website for more details as we get closer.
We will try to communicate, before the effective weekend, what is expected from each of us. Please go to the parish website: www.st-matts.org. It will have the latest information.