Returning to Mass
We have begun the celebration of weekday Masses.
As was announced by Governor Lamont, the state of Connecticut on Friday, November 6, 2020, will revert back to more rigorous restrictions, implementing “Phase 2.1”, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Within these new mandatory changes, religious gatherings have been effected, and the following change will be required: attendance at Mass and other liturgies for all churches in the Archdiocese of Hartford will be restricted to 50% of capacity or 100 persons, whichever is less
Please continue to wear your mask and keep the social distance. You must continue to sign in for the weekend Masses.
Confessions are on Saturday, 3:00-3:45 pm in the Cry Room at St. Barnabas. No appointment is needed for confession.
All people must wear masks; must bring their own sanitizers; and must keep the six feet social distance. Communion will distributed in the hand only. To receive Communion, come up the aisle in a single line, and maintain the distance. Please extend your hands so that our priest can drop the host into your hands, then step to the side, lower your mask, consume the host, replace your mask, and return to your seat by the side aisles. Always walk in a single line and maintain the distance.
Everyone must leave at the conclusion of the Mass. There can be no socializing in the church or in the parking lot. There can be no gathering for the rosary. No one can be in the sacristy before or after Mass. The priest will be alone at the altar without ministers or lectors. The only door that will be opened will be the parking lot door on the left. We pray for a rapid end to this pandemic and that we can return to normal as soon as possible. Be assured of our daily prayers for all of you.
If you wish more details, Read more and or watch video below
Basic Information Everyone Needs To Know About Reopening Churches For Public Worship Learn More
Watch Video from Archdiocese Returning to Mass an Overview
Covid 19 Infromation from Archdiocese of Hartford