Church reopening on October 4 for masses Dear Parishioners, On Tuesday afternoon we heard that Sacramento County has moved from the purple to the red Covid-19 classification. That means that we are now allowed to return to celebrating our services inside St. Ignatius Church following the same norms that we followed last June and July, namely, with no more than 100 people at any gathering. Therefore starting this Sunday, October 4, we will celebrate masses in the church at 8 am, 10 am, 12 am, and 4 pm. Starting on Monday October 5 daily mass at 8 am will be available for a similar number.
These are relevant protocols for all masses:
Masks required for all
Advance reservations required for contact tracing (preferably on- line, or by calling parish office)
Temperature checks mandatory
Social distancing as before
Communion in the hand only
Specifically for Sundays:
Entrance only through the main vestibule
Communion patterns as established last summer
Various exits provided
Specifically for Weekdays:
Entrance only through the Arden Way-Belltower entrance
Communion will be brought to you in your pew This increase in the number of masses will require more parish volunteers who can help us at each mass to
Do temperature checks (no-touch devices used)
Check in signups and verify contact tracing information
Sanitizing pews after mass (simple wipe down with disinfectant spray)
If you would like to volunteer for any of these tasks, please sign up by contacting our liturgy director Alan Nissila at email@example.com or at 916-482-9666, ext. 214.
We are also still looking for volunteers to help with livestreaming; To learn more, please contact Sandi Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We are very grateful to all for your patience and generosity in this time of pandemic, and your good humor during our time al fresco. We will do everything we can to make our return to a more regular liturgical life comfortable, within the limits of the County and Diocesan regulations. It is our hope that Sacramento County will stay in the red or even lesser zones, and so be able to continue our celebrations in church. We encourage you all to be careful, to be vigilant, and to be hopeful.
Fr. Tom Lucas S.J. Pastor 916-482-9666 Email: email@example.com