I wanted to share some thoughts and reflect on how things went upon our return to Mass this past weekend.
First some statistics:
Mass attendance was light 169 total; Sat 5pm - 48, Sun 7am - 22, 9am 61 and 11am 38 this should be expected considering all we have endured these past two months.
Based on these numbers I have decided to eliminate the Sun 7am Mass -- initially it was added not knowing what our attendance would be like. Seeing the results from this past weekend I feel the three normal Masses Sat 5pm and Sun 9am & 11am will offer us safe seating for now. In addition to this I failed to realize that an additional Mass added more work for our maintenance staff -- considering that cleansing is required after each Mass -- eliminating the 7am Mass takes a great deal of pressure off our working staff on Sunday mornings.
I do want to offer a suggestion to many who have voiced some concern when it comes to being around crowds and returning to Mass. Although we have a dispensation to be away from Mass for now; you may want to consider attending a daily Mass. Our daily Mass schedule is M-T; Th-F at 8am. There is NO Mass on Wednesday. The crowds at daily Mass averages 20-30 people.
Let's never stop praying to God and trusting in His guidance -- it is the best and most productive thing we can do to help our parish, our community and our world!
Have a blessed week!
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+Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
+Sunday: 8:45 & 11:30 am
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