Covid19 Update 7.9.20

Welcome Back to Mass at St. Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley!

Information regarding the Daily Masses and Church Visitation

  • Masks must be worn at all times when in the Church.
  • Please use the side door, Main Entrance only. No other doors will be open.
  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entering the Church.
  • Please follow seating patterns in the Church for daily Masses.
  • There will be pews marked for 24 households.
  • A household is defined as any one or group of people who live in the same home.
  • Holy Communion will be distributed after Mass.
  • Holy Communion can be received in either the hand or on the tongue.

Daily Mass will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:00 am. Tuesday and Thursday Daily Mass will be at 5:00 pm. Adoration will be Thursdays after the 5:00 pm Mass to 7:30 pm. All daily Masses will continue to be live-streamed on the SJPV Facebook page for those who cannot or do not wish to attend in person. A recording of the live stream will be posted to the website each day.

For daily Mass and for church visitation, please use the side door, Main Entrance, only. No other doors will be open.

Adoration

There will be adoration on Thursdays after the 5:00 pm Mass until 7:30 pm.

Church Hours

The church will be open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm for private prayer.
On Saturdays, the church will be open from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and Sundays from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm. Masks or face coverings are mandatory for everyone who visits the church.

Weekend Masses

Saturdays – 4:00 pm – Drive-up Mass with the Distribution of Holy Communion

Sundays – 8:00 am – Private Mass live streamed on Facebook and on the Radio WLSH 1410 am

Sundays – 10:00 am – Drive-up Mass with the Distribution of Holy Communion

Parishioners will be directed as to where to park upon arriving at the church parking lot.  The faithful must remain in their vehicles at all times during the entire Mass.

There will be no access to restrooms during the Mass.

Ushers will be around to take a collection at the normal time.  This is a choice, not a mandate! Your financial stewardship is appreciated and helps us keep the lights on.  Just a reminder that Online Giving is an option and you can sign up on the website.

Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass. Parishioners may receive either in the hand or on the tongue.

Please follow the directions of the ushers to the “Stop and Put Your Car in Park” sign.

Do not exit your vehicle.

The Shrine

Mass is celebrated at the Shrine every Saturday at 9:00 am.

Pews will be marked to allow seating for a maximum of 16 households to ensure appropriate social distancing.  A Household is defined as any one (1) or group of people who live together in the same home.

Please use the entrance next to the Grotto only.  No other doors will be open.

Please use the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the shrine.  The Shrine is cleaned and disinfected thoroughly, there is no need to bring your own wipes or cleaning solutions.

Attendees must wear a face covering for the entirety of Mass except for when it is your turn to receive Holy Communion.  This is mandatory.

Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass, after the final blessing.  Attendees will receive Communion and immediately leave the Shrine. 

Attendees may receive either in the hand or on the tongue. 

Further details will be given before the start of Mass.  Please follow the ushers’ instructions at the end of mass.