The celebration of Mass with a congregation has resumed at Our Lady of the Mountains, and all Mass times are posted below on this website. There are some things to keep in mind:
- Attendance at Mass is limited, per instructions from the Diocese, to 40% capacity. Masks must be worn, and social distancing must be maintained. It’s important to arrive early in order to secure a seat; if we happen to reach our seating capacity, those registered next in line will be seated “first” for the next scheduled Mass. Please be patient if you’re that person who may have to wait—remember Our Lord’s words, “The last shall be first.”
- For the Saturday Vigil Mass and for Sunday Masses, registration will take place outside at the handicap entrance door. Volunteers will be there to register you, and ushers will direct you to your seat, and will be happy to assist in any way. The distribution of Holy Communion will occur after the final blessing, and you will be directed to leave the church through the exit near the organ.
- For Daily Masses, there will be a sign in sheet on a small table in the narthex for registration. Please avoid sitting in the “X” marked pews, and remember to put your kneeler down before you leave the church. Communion will take place at the usual time during Mass.
- Mass at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays is livestreamed in addition to being open to the public. We’re still trying to improve the quality of our sound as it’s difficult to coordinate our in-house and streaming audio simultaneously.
- We aim to keep the noise level in the narthex to a minimum. We are instructed to keep our doors there open to avoid the spreading of any contagion, which makes it difficult to contain any noise, but nonetheless, a sign will be placed in the narthex to remind us of the importance of maintaining a spirit of silence in order to prepare well for Mass.
- We are keeping our church squeaky clean! After all liturgies, we are thoroughly cleaning/disinfecting for your well being—our number one priority! In regard to your well being, as well as in regard for the well being of others, please continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Finally, I wish to thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to make our way forward in gathering together as the Lord’s disciples in His Holy Church.
8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Saturday Vigil Mass:
5:30 p.m. on Wednesday
8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
-Adoration following Mass on Friday
Sunday Mass is streamed at 8:30 a.m.
Distribution of Holy Communion
Holy Communion will be available following the conclusion of our weekend Masses (5:15-5:45 p.m. on Saturday; 9:15-9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Sunday). There will be no distribution of Communion following daily Masses.
- There is only one entrance into the church (through the narthex handicapped door) and only one exit (to the left through the handicapped ramp to the side of the organ).
- Masks are required in the church, and are only to be removed at the time of reception. A mask will also be worn by the priest, deacon, or extraordinary minister while distributing Holy Communion.
- Our center aisle will be marked with blue tape on top of the pews and on the floor to ensure the proper 6 feet of distance between recipients, and our doors will be opened to reduce touching surfaces and increase ventilation.
- Preparatory prayers before receiving (for those who are not in attendance at Mass), and thanksgiving prayers made following the reception of communion will have to take place outside the church. *Additional prayers for you can be found here.
- Please, no loitering in the narthex, or in other parts of the church, to socialize, etc.
- If you experience any of the symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, shortness of breath, or otherwise feel sick, you also must stay home for the best interest of all.
- Distribution of Holy Communion to the homebound has not resumed. For those who are unable to come to church to receive, please contact the office and arrangements will be made for Father Steve or Deacon Jack to assist. Currently, the Sacrament of the Sick is offered for those who are desperately ill.
Our Church will be open on Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM to 2:30PM for personal prayer.
- Entrance will only be allowed through the handicap entrance; all other doors will remain locked. The only exit available is next to where the organ is located.
- Avoid sitting in the “X” marked pews and remember to put down your kneeler before you leave the church. This helps us to identify where you sat so we can subsequently disinfect/clean those specific areas.
- Masks must be worn, and please maintain social distancing
Confessions will be heard TBD.
- There will be drive-up, and only one person is to be present in the vehicle.
- The driver should roll the passenger side window down halfway when making their confession.
- An orange cone will be in place to ensure the proper distance between cars. After a confession is heard, the next vehicle should drive up.
- Those who are unable to go for various reasons should make their act of contrition and go to confession when it becomes possible again. Perhaps this can be arranged in a different way at another time, but for now they should make an act of contrition.
The parish office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Masks are required to conduct businesses
- One person at a time in the office lobby