Update of Friday, August 7, 2020:
Sunday Masses at St. Anthony of Padua Church
in the "Green Phase":
Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
(doors will open at 4:10 p.m.)
and 10:30 a.m. (doors will open at
o The weekday 8:00 a.m. Mass has been suspended and will restart on Monday, August 31. Doors will open (Orange St., center only) at 7:45 a.m.
Mass begins at 8:00 a.m. no rosary or group prayers preceding the Liturgy; communion will be distributed after the Liturgy (just as Sunday Mass).
The Tuesday evening Mother of Perpetual Help novena has been cancelled until further notice.
o Attendees must continue to wear masks upon entering the church.
o If you are aware of or are displaying signs of any communicable disease, please do not enter and join the others in the church.
o The elevator is now available for service. The diocesan offices have directed that there be 1 occupant at a time in the elevator. Please be responsible and follow that directive. The elevator will be cleaned before each liturgy, a disinfectant spray will be in the elevator for the rider's added protection.
o Father O'Brien has opted that lay lectors will NOT read at the Masses until further notice. The "Green Guidelines" make this at the discretion of the pastor.
o Altar servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will not participate in Liturgies.
o The distribution of communion will continue to take place after the liturgy of the Mass.
o There is no established schedule for confessions in the church. Continue to call the rectory for an appointment.
o The use of musicians and group singing will not yet take place.
o Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will NOT take communion to shut-ins at this time.
Link to Father O'Brien's letter to parishioners explaining new procedures in the "Yellow Phase."
If you did not receive a copy of the letter in the mail, please obtain a copy from the link.