ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK
What to Expect When Public Mass Resumes
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May 11, 2020. Please click on
Roman Catholic Church of the
113 Chiego Place
Roselle Park, New Jersey 07204
Parish Support may be offered through the Archdiocesan Website (rcan.org)
"go-fund-me". Click on "Your Community Parish Needs Your Help" at the header/ click on "donate"/ go to "contribute" / select team Assumption-Roselle Park and follow directions.
You may also mail your offerings to the Rectory. Thank you!
Important Message from Our Pastor, Very Reverend James F. Spera
Cardinal Tobin has given permission for Churches to be opened beginning Sunday, May 17, 2020 as part of Phase One in the reopening of Parish Life. The Cardinal advises that each Parish Church follows the directives of our State Officials regarding safe distancing and the wearing of masks while in Church.
Our Church will be open on Sundays from 7:00 A. M. until 1:00 P.M. for private prayer. The Church will be open daily from 7:00 A.M. until 9:00 A.M. Confession will be heard each morning from 7:30 A.M. until 8:00 A.M. We ask that you observe the following:
- Masks must be worn by all individuals while in the church.
- Individuals and families must maintain social distancing (six feet) between each person while in the church.
- That we avoid “gathering in a group”. Conversation outside the Church is permitted with proper distancing.
Cardinal Tobin has continued to dispense the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday as well as from the “Easter duty” (the obligation to receive Holy Communion during the season of Easter). We look forward to Phase Two when weekday Masses will commence, and Funerals will be permitted. Phase Three will allow for Sunday Masses with the continued practice of “social distancing”.
May the Lord direct our steps as we carefully begin to come together once again to be the “Family of Families at the Church of the Assumption”.
Cardinal Tobin announces the commencement of Phase Two of the Directives for
Re-Opening Churches on Monday, June 15, 2020
Phase Two continues the dispensation from the Sunday obligation and Easter Duty, maintains all provisions of Phase One and permits weekday Masses, Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings (following directives of Phase Three for the celebration of Mass).
1.The Addendum issued on May 27, 2020 indicates that the maximum number of participants for public Mass, Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings is ten (10), inclusive of all ministers and participants. The number of participants is now set at 25% of the church’s capacity or 50 participants in total, whichever number is lower. All the directives on social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitizing remain in force. 2.Phase Two should be used to test and fine tune the procedures for implementation, particularly the provisions you will need to have in place for communicating with your people and limiting capacity.
Cardinal Tobin announces the commencement of Phase Three of the Directives for
Re-Opening Churches on Sunday, June 21, 2020
This is the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time and includes the Vigil Mass on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
Phase Three continues the dispensation from the Sunday obligation and Easter Duty, all celebrations permitted in Phase Two and extends the celebration of public Mass to Sundays with all directives in force.
All of the directives issued on May 11, 2020 and the emendations of the Addendum issued on May 27, 2020 remain in force with the following additions or changes only:
1.The Directives for Re-Opening Churches indicates that “No more than 50% of the total seating capacity of the church can be permitted for a liturgy.” The number of participants will actually be determined within the next week, depending upon compliance and numbers, and you will be notified as soon as that number is set. All the directives on social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitizing remain in force.