Covid - 19 Updates
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As of May 29 -
The Bishops of Ohio have decided that the general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation is to be reinstated (CIC, can 1247). This will take effect in the Youngstown Diocese the weekend of June 5 - 6, 2021. This is due to Governor DeWine's dropping of all health orders the same weekend. We will keep parishioners updated with any and all changes the diocese asks us to keep in place for the safety of all those worshipping with us.
The following are specific Directives and Guidelines for St Joan of Arc Parish:
It is imperative that social distancing be practiced before during and after Mass.
As of 5/29/21 all center pews and pews on the choir side will be open. We will keep the pews closest to the ambo on an every other pew basis for those still wishing distance.
As of 6/5/21 those vaccinated are permitted to be maskless if they so desire. All normal liturgical procedures will be in place with the exception of sign of peace and receiving the precious blood. The use of hymnals will begin when the new hymnals arrive.
The cry room and bathroom located in the cry room will be open for use.
Please do not congregate in the narthex or other meeting areas before or after Mass. Please feel free to visit in our outdoor spaces.
All Eucharistic Ministers must wear a mask while distributing Communion.
The Collection Baskets will not be passed during Mass. Instead, there will be stationary baskets in the entrance ways where you may drop in your offering.
It is highly encouraged and strongly recommended that you receive Holy Communion in the hand rather than on the tongue. Holy Communion is not to be distributed with gloves, nor may it be received in the hand with gloves.
Weekday Masses are held Tuesday thru Friday at 8:30 am will now be in the Chapel.
Confessions are now being done at its regular time 4:00 pm Saturdays before the 5 pm vigil Mass.