April 13, 2021 5:25 pm

UPDATE! Our Church’s Response to COVID-19

Saint Anastasia is following the lead of Diocesan, state and local governments and healthcare professionals around the country as it considers a measured return to normal operating procedures disrupted by COVID-19.

As we’ve seen over the past several weeks, many of our parishioners have felt comfortable returning to Mass after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. What a wonderful blessing it is to be able to share the Mass with them in person again! The parish will be slowly lifting restrictions, with ample caution, always strictly following the guidance of Diocesan, state and
local governments to prevent the spread COVID-19. Your safety and well-being will always be our utmost concern.

Our plan moving forward will be to open sections of the church for full seating, one section at a time each week. This offers an option to those who are comfortable with being
seated next to their neighbors, fellow parishioners and friends, and those who are more comfortable with socially distanced seating. Lifting the seating restrictions in this way allows us to be able to serve *all* of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Masks will still be required when entering the church and during the entirety of the Mass, with exception to receiving Holy Communion.

We are thankful for all of your support during this difficult year. Your support has helped us to keep our neighbors, fellow parishioners and loved ones safe during this pandemic. We thank you in advance for your support as we carefully move forward.

We’ve been carrying a heavy cross over the past year, but Jesus shows us that with the cross comes the resurrection.
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