Guidelines and Times for Confessions

Fr. John and Fr. James will be hearing confessions behind a screen at the sacristy doors (not their confessionals):

Day Time
Tuesday 9:00–10:00 am
Thursday 5:00–6:00pm
Saturday 3:00–4:00 pm

For the sake of social distancing, we will have two lines, one on either side aisle of the church.  Please keep a six-foot gap separating those in different households and everyone should wear a mask over their face.

In order to help things to flow smoothly, we are asking people to enter from the main doors to the church and exit through the side doors.

We do understand some may not be able to negotiate the steps out the side doors, if that is the case, please feel free to contact the parish office and leave a message to set up an appointment with one of the priests during the week.

We ask you to please refrain from sitting in the pews, kneeling at the communion rail, or lingering around in the church before or after confessions so we will not have to clean/disinfect the entire church.

While you are waiting in line, we would recommend each of you spend time making a visit with our Lord present in the tabernacle as well as examining your conscience in order to prepare yourself to make a good confession. There will be a person at the front of each line to assist you if needed and to notify you when it is time to go into the confessional.

These last months have been quite difficult for all of us in many different ways.  Continue praying that things will improve and that we will soon be able to start celebrating Mass as a community gathered together once again.

As parishioners, you have been in our prayers, please keep us in yours.

 

Fr. John Libone and Fr. James Dorman


A short video showing the process of going to confession during Covid-19