Adjustments in Use of Facilities due to COVID-19

  • The church is open for full use with the following guidelines.
    • All who are healthy and able are strongly encouraged to re-establish the pattern of weekly, in-person participation at Mass. A reminder that the dispensation not to participate in Sunday (weekend) Eucharist was lifted in March.
    • Ropes have been taken off all but one section of the pews. We encourage those who do not mind to do so, to slide into the middle of pews so that it opens up more space for people to sit at the ends of the pews and not feel on top of one another. It also allows groups to sit in two or three consecutive pews on the same end, rather than having to spread out over the whole pew.
    • Ropes will remain for now on every other pew in the far Lincoln-side section, If you have a need for a little more social distancing, please use those sections. PLEASE, OUT OF COURTESY TO THOSE WHO ARE MORE VULNERABLE, IF YOU SIT IN THIS SECTION WEAR A MASK.
    • MASKING:  LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL GUIDELINES STILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO WEAR A MASK WHEN GATHERING INDOORS WITH CROWDS PRESENT BUT THEY ARE NO LONGER MANDATED AT GATHERINGS AT ST. REGIS PARISH.
    • Funerals:  We encourage all at a funeral to wear a mask, due to the variety of people and backgrounds usually present.
    • Communion ministers will continue to wear a mask and to sanitize their hands before distributing Communion.
    • We will continue to livestream the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass but we will no longer be bringing Communion to the parking lot. If there is someone who is elderly or unable or should not be attending Mass in person, please let us know and we will arrange for someone (family member, neighbor, friend, available Communion minister) to bring Communion to them on Sunday, if at all possible.
    • The offertory procession of gifts to the altar has resumed. If you have a special occasion or would be willing to take a turn at bringing up the gifts, please let a greeter or usher know when you come to church.

Other Parish Facilities:

    •  CAPACITY in all rooms it is limited to one-half capacity, unless there is a guarantee that all present will wear masks. This means 60 in the Father Shields Hall, 10 in the Large Conference Room, 150 in the gym, 450 in the Church.
    • We encourage all groups to be sensitive to the concerns of those who do not want to be in more crowded rooms or with people who are not vaccinated, and where possible, offer a hybrid model of meeting (in person and Zoom) if you expect significant numbers in the space being used.
    • MASKING:
      • St. Regis School adheres to the Oakland County Health Department mandates and guidelines. That mean masking  is strongly encouraged but not mandatory.
      • C.Y.O Sporting Events follow MHSAA mandates and guidelines. Currently masking is required at all indoor events but not at outdoor events. We are waiting word for any changes due to recent health department recommendations for schools.
      • Other Parish Events follow Oakland County Health Department mandates and guidelines. That means that masking is strongly encouraged but not mandatory at indoor parish events, unless capacity exceeds 50% (see above).

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