The Church Doors will be Open for Masses this Weekend!
This weekend, May 16-17, we will begin to offer a full schedule of Masses at St. Mary and St. Juan Diego churches. However seating is restricted to just 25% in the church. At St. Mary's, we will be able to seat 125 people in the church, 10 in the chapel, and 50 in the Hall. At St. Juan Diego, we will be able to seat 250 in the church, 50 in the chapel, and 10 in the Tepeyac Room.
Everyone, 3 years and older, is required to wear a mask when in the church, except when receiving communion. Because seating is restricted, please follow directions from our Ushers.
We will still offer communion to those who are not yet ready to attend a public mass. Watch a live-streamed Mass on YouTube or Facebook or a televised Mass. St. Mary's will have communion available in the Hall after each Mass. At St. Juan Diego, communion will be served in the church, through the double West doors, after each Mass.
Holy Communion will only be served in the hand at St Mary's and St Juan Diego churches. While we understand that many prefer to receive Holy Communion on the tongue, please know that this decision was made to help our Priests, Deacons, and Lay Ministers of Holy Communion and our Parish community to remain as safe as possible. Below is a statement shared by the Vicar for Priests, Rev. David Sanfilippo:
"Recent scientific literature has made us aware that the COVID-19 virus is present in high concentrations in saliva that is why the salivary test is being made known and is being published in peer reviewed journals. With the distribution of Holy Communion on the tongue, it places the faithful, vulnerable people and ministers at risk if a minister were inadvertently to come into contact with saliva. Considering this new knowledge, Bishop Olmsted is asking to please encourage the faithful, for the time being, to receive in the hand. This shows no lack of reverence or understanding of the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ in the Eucharist. But it is important for the common good and the safety of the community."
Masses are available via YouTube-Catholic Media Ministry https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWvFkF1jifw-FB2QO6yrUw or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/catholicmediaministry/.
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St. Juan Diego Church
3200 S. Cooper Rd. Chandler, AZ 85286
Daily Monday - Friday: 11:30am
Seating is limited. You may still watch Mass on YouTube or Facebook and then come to the North Doors between 9 and 10am to receive Communion.
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:45am, 11:30am (Spanish), 4:30pm
Outdoors on West Side of Church
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