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.
On June 27th, citing rising reported cases of COVID19 and in an abundance of caution in protecting our parishioners, our Pastoral Administrator elected to put the brakes on the planned opening of Sunday Masses to the public. We are reviewing news reports daily and when the time is appropriate, we will update our parishioners accordingly. If we opt to open Sunday Mass to the public, precautions similar to those published below will be necessary to keep our priests and parishioners safe. Until then know that you are constantly in our prayers and please continue to catch our Sunday livestream.
UPDATED September 13 2020
I. The schedule for Masses at All Saints will be as follows until further notice.
- Saturday Vigil, 5:00 pm Mass in the church (tickets required)
- Sunday, 7:30 am Mass in the church (tickets required)
- Sunday, 9:00 am Mass in the church (tickets required)
- Sunday, 11:00 am Mass in the church (tickets required)
- Sunday, 5:00 pm Mass in the church (tickets required)
- 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. Social distancing and wearing a mask upon entering the church and especially during Mass.
II. Church Sanctuary attendance is capped at 225 people. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your Mass. Keep in mind that we must clean and disinfect between each Mass, so may not be able to get into the worship seating area any earlier than 15 minutes before Mass.
- For Sunday and Saturday Vigil Mass, each person needs a printed ticket for admission and attendance record.
- Parishioners living together may sit together
- Tickets will be required to attend each Sunday Mass.
- You may obtain tickets online at www.allsaintsdallas.org.
- There will be a limited number of tickets available at the Pastoral Office (Monday-Friday 10am to 5 pm) 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. General Mass information.
- Everyone must always wear a mask covering their nose and the mouth. Face shields are NOT an acceptable alternative.
- 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 and Narthex). Follow usher’s direction.
- 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. 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.
IV. 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.
V. 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 in preparation for the next Mass.
VI. Livestream Video to Social Media
- We will continue to livestream the 9:00 am Mass each day 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.
VII. 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.
From the Bishop's Office...
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.