A Slight Change, But a Welcomed Convenience!
We will no longer be live-streaming our 12 noon Mass. We will now be recording the 5:00 pm Saturday evening Mass, which will be available for viewing after 8:00 pm Saturday evening.
Parishioners will now be able to view the mass at their convenience, starting at 8:00 pm Saturday evening and any time after that – including anytime on Sunday.
With this slight change, we are hoping more parishioners who are not yet comfortable with returning the Mass in person, will participate with us through the recorded Liturgy.
Just a reminder, the address for the Mass, which lists all the recording Masses we have recorded thus far, is: bit.ly/saintephrembensalem
***We have joyfully begun welcoming parishioners back to our Parish for the celebration of Mass!!***
For the time being, parishioners are welcome to join us for Sunday Masses at 5:00pm on Saturday evening; and, on Sunday morning at 7:30am and 10:30am and Sunday at 12 noon.
During the ‘green phase’:
-we still expect all those joining us for Mass to wear a face mask.
-We will continue to social distance in the church, by sitting only in the designated pews.
-Our maintenance staff will continue sanitizing the Church pews and other areas of the church on a regular basis.
-We will continue to use only one set of doors for entrance into the Church; and, one set of doors to exit the Church. (Please continue to be deliberately conscious to social distance as you are exiting the church, by respecting the distance between you and those exiting the Church at the same time.) If you are able to remain in Church for an extra few minutes after Mass, it will greatly lend to a smooth exit from the Church.
Please be aware that Archbishop Perez has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. What this means is, if you are uncomfortable with gathering in a crowd at this time, you are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass.