Coronavirus Response at GA
- Our church is open for prayer from 7:30am-2:00pm, Monday through Friday
- Adoration will take place from 3:00-8:00pm Thursday
- Confessions will continue as scheduled on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00pm
On May 6th, we received communication from the Archdiocese stating that in-person worship may increase in churches. Face masks are still required in church, but social distancing is no longer required. However, to accommodate those parishioners who would prefer to be socially distanced, the school side of the main body of the church will continue to be a social distance area with every other pew remaining empty. All other sections of the church will return to regular seating. This change will begin the weekend of May 22nd & 23rd. Governor Dewine has announced that as of June 2nd, the COVID restrictions of wearing masks and social distancing will no longer be in effect. If in fact that proves true, we expect that no one will have to wear masks in church or social distance. We may still have an area in church for those who only feel comfortable social distancing. This does not apply to school liturgies because schools operate under different health and safety guidelines. You all have been great through all of this. God Bless. We have also been informed by the Ohio Bishops that the obligation to attend mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation will be reinstated the weekend of June 5th & 6th.
- Daily Mass, Monday through Friday at 7:30am & Saturday at 8:00am
- Weekend Masses: Saturday, 5:00pm & Sunday, 8:00am & 10:00am
- We will continue to stream our 10:00am Mass on Sundays on Facebook page and YouTube channel.
- The gifts of bread and wine are kept from public areas, brought directly from the credence table to the altar.
- No physical contact at the Our Father or Sign of Peace.
- Use of hand sanitizer by ministers of Holy Communion.
- Hand sanitizer is available at all of the entrances into the church.
- No Holy Communion from the chalice by the faithful.
- Holy Communion on the tongue is strongly discouraged.
- Vessels are cleansed after each Mass with hot, soapy water.
- Eucharistic Ministers and Ushers will be required to wear their own personal masks.
- Masks are strongly recommended for anyone coming into church for Mass. These should be personal masks brought from home. (Please take note on above mention on when this expectation will change.)
- Please extend your arms when receiving Holy Communion, to place distance between you and the Eucharistic Minister.
- The church and common areas used to enter and exit the building are sanitized regularly. The hydrostatic chlorine sanitizer our maintenance crew uses is effective for 21 days.
- Some pews will be marked off to help maintain social distancing.