PHASE TWO – A MESSAGE FROM FATHER THANH
Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,
As most of us are aware, Phase Two officially begins today, May 22, 2020.
A number of restrictions have been lifted by the Governor so that the North Carolinians
may start to live their lives in a forward gear.
In terms of public gathering, with the instructions from the Bishop, we are allowed to get together for worship on weekdays in the chapel and Sundays in the main church building.
Obviously, we observe social distancing, hands sanitizing, wearing a mask and other precautions, etc.
__For this Sunday, May 24, the Solemnity of the Ascension Mass will be live streamed at 10:00AM
with a limited number of parishioners attending.
__Beginning Tuesday, May 26, up to 25 people may attend daily Masses in the chapel.
You have to sign up with Mrs. Judy Hughes ( Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Social distancing must be observed. Purell hand sanitizer is available at each entrance of the church, wearing a mask.
__The official public Sunday Mass at sacred Heart Parish is Pentecost Sunday, May 31st, at 10:00AM only. This Sunday Mass will be live streamed as well. On Wednesday, May 27, you will receive a link and instructions on how to use Sign-Up Genius App to sign up for Sunday Mass attendance.
Since our church building has 15,700 SF, our technicians measured all the pews yesterday with a measuring tape and reported that, with social distancing, up to 260 people may attend Sunday Masses. Our church’s seating capacities can comfortably seat 800 people or 1,000 elbow-to-elbow people. Social distancing must be observed. Purell hand sanitizer is available at each entrance of the church, wearing a mask,etc.
__If everything is going well, we will resume the normal weekend Mass schedule (Sat. 5:00PM,
Sunday 8:30AM and 11:00AM) on the Trinity Sunday, June 6/7, 2020.
The same set of precautions will be obviously observed.
If you are sick, having a cold or a continuous cough or weak, please stay home.
Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama continues to waive the obligation to attend Sunday Mass to the faithful at this time.
May God continue to bless all of us and give us the courage and strength to move on
even in the midst of anxiety, fear, uncertainty and challenges.