Welcome Back

We are excited to open our doors to you for the resumption of public Mass on May 23/24, 2020. As you might expect, things are going to look different. To help you understand and prepare for the celebration of Mass in these Post-COVID times, please review the guidelines and directions below.

While resuming public worship, please be aware that dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass is granted to all the faithful through September 6, 2020.

All those who are over the age of 65, with a compromised health condition, or caring for the sick in any way are encouraged to stay home. Anyone who is ill, has a fever, cough or has any apprehension of being in a public forum should definitely stay home.

Watch this video to learn about what to expect

Mass Schedule

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8:00 AM Mass will be celebrated on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

Doors will open at 7:45 AM.

NO ONE will be permitted to enter before that time

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4:30 PM Saturday

7:30 + 11:30 Sunday Morning

5:30 PM Sunday Night Mass

There will be no 9:30 AM Mass in order to allow ample time for cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces.

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Our broadcast Mass will still be offered on our website here.

The broadcast will be available beginning at 8:00 AM on Sundays.

Please note the the broadcast will NOT be a live-streamed weekend Mass, but rather a pre-recorded Mass. This is so we do not interfere with the live Mass experience.

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Registration

Because we are limited to 25% capacity (325), you must register to attend a weekend Mass of your choice.

Please register each member of your family for only one Mass time each weekend.

If possible, have your reservation confirmation on your phone as you arrive at church for Mass.

Register Here

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When you arrive

Plan on arriving 15-20 minutes prior to Mass and wait in line to enter until directed forward by a parish representative.

Staff will be present to check you in

Those who have not pre-registered, will be asked to wait and staff will help you get checked in if room is still available for Mass. Once we reach capacity (325), we are not able to accept walk-ins.

Guests will be seated pew by pew starting at the front of the church by parish representatives. Pews cannot be “saved,” so please enter with your family/group

Safety Measures

face mask required

All people over the age of two must wear a face mask in order to enter the facility.

sanitize

Bring your own hand sanitizer for personal/family use prior to and after Communion

go before you arrive

Use the restroom at home prior to coming to church as the restrooms will be for emergency purposes only.

maintain social distance

Please maintain social distancing at all times. Pews will be taped and sectioned off to help with this.

End of Mass

wait

When Mass ends, please wait in your seats for parish volunteers to direct you out of your pew to the exits.

don't leave early

In order to comply with safety guidelines, no one will be allowed to leave Mass early (before the final blessing).

stay home

If you are unable to stay for the entire celebration, or to comply with any of these safety requirements, please stay home, stay safe and continue to watch the streamed presentation of Mass on Sunday.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. The Archdiocese of Detroit has mandated that all Mass attendees wear a face mask.

If room exists, we will register you upon your arrival. This process, although quick, will cause delays. If at all possible, we ask that everyone registers prior to arriving.

No. Ushers will direct you to your seat. This will allow us to maximize capacity, so as many people as possible can safely attend Mass.

There is no common cup. We are recommending that as many people as possible receive the Eucharist in the hand. If you would like to receive on the tongue, you will be asked to do so only after all of those wanting to receive in the hand have already done so.

Yes, but we strongly encourage everyone to use the bathroom prior to arriving on campus

No. We are asking that all Mass attendees stay until the end of Mass. At that time, the ushers will assist with exiting in the safest possible manner.

No. We have suspended the production of the bulletin. Most information that would usually be found in the bulletin can now be found on our website stisidore.church or on our app.

The Archdiocese of Detroit has provided liturgical directives which disclude each of these items from the Mass. We will wait for further direction from the AOD prior to considering infusing these back into our liturgical celebrations.

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