St. John the Baptist Church
Dear <<First Name>>
I hope this email finds you well. I am delighted to announce that Bishop Barber has permitted us to transition to indoor Mass but with limitations starting later this month. At the moment, all Masses are livestream only and closed to the public as we prepare to set up for the return of you, our beloved parishioners. However, I am glad to announce that we will be ready for indoor services starting Thursday, February 18th, with social distancing and safety protocols required by the State, County, and our Diocese.
Unfortunately, our church is not large enough to hold 100 people or 25% percent of our seating capacity at one time in a socially distanced fashion. Luckily, we are blessed to have the school's gymnasium that can!
Therefore we will resume indoor Mass in the following capacity. A reminder that we need everyone's help in following all health mandates required by the Diocese, State, and County to prevent our church from having to close its doors to the public again.
Daily Morning Mass (Mon to Sat) - 8:00 AM in the Church
Resumes on Thursday, February 18th
Please enter via the side entrance on Kearney St. by Our Lady of Aparecida. Please bring a face covering that covers your nose and mouth. Limited pews are available to remain in compliance with health mandates. Upon arrival, you will be asked to sign in, screened for your temperature below 100.4˚F, and asked to sanitize your hands. All restrooms will be locked. The San Pablo Avenue entrance will remain locked. Scroll down to read the full protocol.
Sunday Mass - 10:00 AM in the Gym Registration Required
Resumes on Sunday, February 21st
Arrive by 9:30 am at the Kearney Street school gate for check-in. Please bring a face covering that covers your nose and mouth. Chairs will be provided. Upon arrival, you will be screened for your temperature below 100.4˚F and asked to sanitize your hands. All restrooms will be locked. To keep the Mass's solemnity, and because of the required screening before admission, we will close the gate 10 minutes after the start of Mass and not admit any person who arrives thereafter. Scroll down to read the full protocol.
Eventbrite reservations are made weekly by households as a single person or a family in multiples of two. Please select the option that fits best for your household. Registration links will be published on Thursdays at 3 pm beginning on February 18th.
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Masses continues until further notice. People who are 65 or older, immunocompromised, or in the at-risk category are advised to stay home and watch the livestream.
If you would like to volunteer at these Masses, please contact Andy Gutierrez at email@example.com
or Thomas Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org
May God keep you and your family safe and healthy.
Fr. Thuong Nguyen, Pastor