Covid-19 Information

ST. BERNARD’S CHURCH PREPAREDNESS PLAN FOR MASSES

 

(Updated August 1, 2020)

Designated COVID-19 Point of Contact: Fr. Rick Lambert, Pastor (218) 681-3571 rdplambert@hotmail.com

  • Please use hand sanitizer as you enter the church/school.

  • Please keep a social distance of 6 feet while entering, exiting and at Communion time.

  • Wear a face covering or mask at all times, except when receiving Communion.

  • Please sit in open pews.

  • Please refrain from touching each other during your greeting or at the sign of peace.

  • Collection baskets are not being passed. Place your offering in the baskets in the middle of the isles.

  • Holy Water fonts will remain empty.

  • High-use areas of the church, including restrooms, will be disinfected before and after each liturgy.

  • Please cough or sneeze into a shirtsleeve, handkerchief, tissue…

  • There is no congregational singing.

  • All hymnals and missalettes are removed from the church.

  • Please stay home if you feel vulnerable or if you are not feeling well.

  • Please explain to your young children about social distancing while at Mass.

  • Please check parish communications (website, Facebook, myParish App) before heading to Mass in case of changes

Received from the Diocese of Crookston, July 22, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz issued executive order 20‐18, which mandates the use of face coverings in all indoor spaces, including churches, but with some exceptions.  It takes effect on Saturday, July 25.  Though decisions regarding safety protocols within Catholic churches are ultimately within the authority of the diocesan bishop, the Church can and should collaborate with public officials in the service of public health and the common good unless public health directives are terribly unreasonable, impractical, or discriminatory.  The Diocese of Crookston does not view the request to wear face coverings indoors as unreasonable.  We recognize that parishes have already instituted strict social distancing and cleanliness protocols, and this mask requirement is an additional burden.  We appreciate your flexibility in order to promote community health.  Please note: liturgical ministers such as priest celebrants, cantors, and lectors are exempt from Gov. Walz’s order and not required to have face coverings when lecturing, singing, or celebrating Mass.

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St. Bernard's

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St. Bernard's Church,  105 Knight Ave N Thief River Falls, MN 56701  |  info@mysite.com  |  Tel: 218-681-3571

 Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 8am-5pm 

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