With the State of Louisiana entering Phase II of reopening and given the number of faithful attending weekend Masses, St. Patrick’s has dropped the 5:30 p.m. Saturday anticipated Mass, which was added only as a temporary measure.
The weekend Mass schedule is as follows, with the temporary Mass in italics:
Saturday, 4 p.m.
Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.
The daily Mass time remains unchanged (7:30 a.m., Mon-Fri).
At the present time, St. Patrick’s is limited to 50% occupancy. However, to respect social distancing norms, only about 60 people can be admitted.
Please be aware that once capacity is reached, no further entry will be allowed. Please plan your attendance with the limited capacity and expanded Mass schedule in mind. Plan to be flexible. Plan to exercise patience and charity.
All Catholics remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Those who wish to gather for the celebration of holy Mass, and who are otherwise healthy, may do so. If you are sick in any way, or have any kind of cough, you should remain at home. Those who have underlying health conditions that make them more vulnerable to Covid-19 should follow the recommendations of health professionals.
St. Patrick’s Church has been and will continue to be sanitized according to recommended guidelines.
Since gathering guidelines strongly urge the use of face coverings, please wear the recommended face covering, at the very least as a sign of solidarity with those in attendance who are more at risk or whose worries and fears may be greater than yours. What you do for the least …