Reopening Phase Three

Dear All Saints Family,

Our Bishop Edward Burns announced the Phase Three Reopening which includes the Celebration of the public Sunday Masses beginning on Sunday June 28th.  Even though Sunday Mass is available, the Faithful will remain dispensed from any obligation to attend Mass on Sunday because of the continuation of restricted attendance.   Decree from Bishop Burns.

 

I. The schedule for Masses at All Saints will be as follows until further notice.

  • Sunday, 7:30 am in the church for those 60 years of age or older.
  • Sunday, 9:00 am Mass in the church and in the gymnasium. 
  • Sunday, 11:00 am Mass in the church and in the gymnasium. 
  • Public weekday Masses are 9:00 am Monday through Saturday in the church.
  • All attendees must wear a mask and practice social distancing in the church sanctuary and gym. Social distancing and wearing a mask upon entering the church and especially during Mass.

 

II. Church Sanctuary attendance is capped at 150 people and the gymnasium attendance is capped at 100 people. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your Mass.

  • For Sunday Mass, each person needs a printed ticket for admission and attendance record. 
  • For example, a father, a mother, and their two children would need four tickets.
  • Parishioners living together may sit together
  • Tickets will be required to attend each Sunday Mass. 
  • You may obtain tickets online at www.allsaintsdallas.org  or via the direct link GET MASS TICKETS. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the Pastoral Office for those without computer access. A printed ticket will be required for admission at this time.
  • Printed tickets will be collected by greeters at the entrances. If you do not arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled start of Mass, your ticketed seating may be forfeited to someone on our stand-by list. 

 

III. Parking. 

  • Please park closest to the venue of the ticketed Mass as the courtyard doors will not be open for entrance to the Narthex or Fellowship Hall. Additionally, the hallway between KLC and the church will not be open. 
  • Parishioners with tickets for Mass in the church should enter through the sliding glass doors. These entrances are handicap accessible. 
  • Parishioners with tickets for Mass in the gym should enter through the Kamel Life Center doors or the Library doors. These entrances are not handicap accessible.  

 

IV. General Mass information. 

  • Everyone must always wear a mask covering their nose and the mouth. 
  • We will not have any worship aids, hymnals or prayer cards. You may bring your own personal aids, printed or electronic. 
  • Please do not leave anything in the pew or pew racks. 
  • Always maintain social distancing (when seated, on communion lines and when entering/leaving the church, Narthex. Kamel Life Center or gymnasium 
  • Please keep 6 feet between different households and/or individuals. 
  • The collection baskets will not be passed.  You may place contributions in the collection boxes located inside the entrance to the church and gymnasium. There is also a mail slot in the Narthex for envelopes. 
  • Please consider setting up one-time or recurring donations online at www.allsaintsdallas.org/give

 

V. Communion Guidelines

  • Ushers will direct the Communion lines. Please follow their instructions.
  • The mask should be removed just prior to receiving Communion. 
  • Communion will be received on the bare hand. 
  • Replace mask after consumption of Eucharist. 

 

VI. Dismissal Guidelines.

  • Ushers will direct row by row exit starting at the back of the church or gym.          
  • Everyone should leave immediately after Mass to allow cleaning and disinfecting of the church sanctuary and gymnasium. 

 

VII. Livestream Video to Social Media

  • We will continue to livestream the Mass for those not yet comfortable with joining us in person. 
  • At the conclusion of Mass that livestream will be archived and may be viewed at your convenience. 
  • Sunday homilies from each presider will be recorded and available on our website as in the past. 

 

VIII. Help keep everyone safe and healthy. 

  • Even though Sunday Mass is available, Bishop Edward Burns has decreed that the Faithful will remain dispensed from any obligation to attend Mass on Sunday because of the continuation of restricted attendance.
  • Anyone who is sick should not come to Mass, even if you have a ticket. 
  • Stay home if you have a fever or any symptoms of Covid-19, the flu, a cold, or any other contagious disease. 
  • Stay home if you do not feel safe coming to a public Mass, even if you do not feel sick. 
  • All those attending Mass do so at their own choice. It is important for individuals and families to take responsibility for protecting themselves and others. If you are sick, please stay home. If you are in doubt, please stay home.

 

Protect yourself from COVID-19. Please be aware that all gatherings pose a risk of infection and that all the protocols of social distancing as well as hand sanitizing are to be followed. Masks are most important during these days and should be worn on parish property. All Catholics remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass at this time. Please take all the necessary steps to protect yourself and others.

 

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

 

Chris Diaz
Director of Communications, MSP Admin & Webmaster
All Saints Catholic Church, Dallas, TX
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