Precautions To Take As We Reopen

Every other pew in the Church has been taped closed. Those that are open are marked with tape at 3 foot intervals, allowing people to gauge the distance between them and the next person or family (yes, families are allowed to sit together without six feet between members). All the hymnals and missalettes have been taken from the pews — we are not allowed to use and reuse them after and between Masses. In order to allow for the use of missalettes we are allowing each adult parishioner to take and keep for themselves a missalette and a hymnal. The important thing is that you take them with you after Mass and not leave one in the pew.

Holy Communion will be distributed only by the Clergy and may be received on the hand or on the tongue. If receiving in the hand be sure to use both hands and not wear gloves. Other than when receiving, please wear a mask. The Adoration Chapel will initially remain closed. The Church, of course, will continue to remain open daily until 8 p.m.

It is very important that anyone who has any symptoms or who is elderly —that is over sixty— or has a compromised immune system STAY HOME.

 

Statement from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge Regarding Early Phase One Reintegration of Public Masses in the Diocese of Arlington (May 15, 2020): Phase I Public Masses

 

CONFESSIONS: UPDATE!
Confessions have been resumed, but with some modifications — please read this message carefully: 

1) Confessions will be Weds 630-730pm and Sat 330-430pm. 
2) Confessions will be offered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
3) Call the office 703-256-7822 to schedule.
4) Fr Drummond will hear confessions in the church.
5) Fr Brian – will meet you outside the rectory – if its raining he will meet you at your car or you can both use the gazebo.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING COUGHS, SYMPTOMS, ETC — Please stay home – the Lord is aware of your condition and will not punish you for exercising prudence! He loves you! Make a spiritual act of contrition and be at peace…..
On Behalf of the Pastor,
Fr Brian

 

FROM THE PASTOR:

The main church will be open for adoration during regular hours – 8am-8pm (but subject to change without notice day by day).

Thank you for your patience – and remember, God is not bound by His Sacraments – he is the first to understand and support His Church with his infinite Grace.

Please be sure to continue to support the parish at this time. Contributions can either be mailed, or dropped off at the parish office. If you are interested in online giving, please click on the FaithDirect link on bottom of the parish homepage (under news and events).

 

ALSO!

Below are the links for the St Michael’s Evangelization Survey  – If you are a registered member of the parish, please take the appropriate survey concerning your marital status. Married couples are asked to complete the survey individually.

THE SURVEY IS TOTALLY ANONYMOUS

Thank you and God Bless You!

-Fr Brian

 

Singles link: https://assessments.gloo.us/a/RGVwbG95bWVudENvbmZpZ3wxNjIzOTA1MjYwMjQxMTU5NDk0

 

Couples link: https://assessments.gloo.us/a/RGVwbG95bWVudENvbmZpZ3wxNjIzODc5MjEyMTAzMzcwMDQ5

 

We, the people of God at St. Michael Catholic Church, live the Gospel message by fostering a spirit of worship, a commitment to service, and a continuous love of learning.

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