REOPENING OUR LADY OF THE BRIGHT MOUNT CHURCH

 

WHAT IS REQUIRED OF US? 

In compliance with the Centers for Disease Control, Los Angeles County Department of Health and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (https://lacatholics.org/reopen-support/), we must… 

  • Hold services for no more than 100 persons (including clergy, hospitality/Eucharistic ministers and sacristans) on church premises at any one time. 
  • Livestream remains the primary vehicle for attending Mass, especially for vulnerable individuals who have chronic health conditions or who are age 65 or older. 
  • Maintain our facilities to protect the health and safety of our parishioners, including disinfecting the church between services as well as other high-touch surfaces on the premises. 
  • Require that everyone wears a protective mask covering their nose and mouth while on premises and wash their hands and use hand sanitizer as needed. 
  • Secure contact information for each attendee as well as an attestation about health status for every service attended. 
  • Ensure that there will be no congregating before or after Mass and, at all times, enforce social distancing of at least six feet between individuals (other than household members). 
  • Eliminate the use of items that involve contact, such as hymnals and worship aids, and ask that worshippers refrain from making physical contact during the Mass. 

HOW WE ARE COMPLYING 

Protecting your health and safety 

Our main goal as a community is to support and foster an environment that ensures health and safety of all in our midst. First and foremost, we encourage all those in at-risk categories to stay safe and stay home. Individuals in at-risk categories may include the following: 

  • Individuals 65 years and older 
  • Those with chronic health conditions (Hypertension, heart/lung disease, diabetes, auto-immune deficiencies, obesity) 
  • Anyone exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19 

If you are in a higher risk population group, or if you have any hesitations about coming to the Church for Liturgy at this time, we invite you to refrain from attending and make a spiritual communion from home. Please remember that Archbishop Gomez has dispensed everyone from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. That means, it is not a sin that we are missing Mass. 

ARRIVING FOR MASS 

We ask all attendees to wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water before leaving home. We recommend you bring hand sanitizer with you. We will also provide sanitizing stations outside the church. 

Plan to arrive 30-40 minutes before Mass in order to accommodate the check-in process. 

Each individual, ages 2 and up, will be required to wear a face mask. If you don’t have one, you can purchase one before entering Church. The face mask is to be wore the entire time during the Liturgy (covering your nose and mouth). 

Social Distancing must be respected at all times. Families can walk in together in line and sit together. Everyone must follow the pavement and floor markings, keeping a minimum 6 feet of social distance at all times. 

UPON ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN 

There will be only one entrance and one exit. Follow the signs for the line to enter the church from the front. 

We are required by LA County to keep track of contact information for everyone attending, should contact tracking be necessary. 

Each individual person attending the Liturgy will be required to check-in. Households who have been sheltered in place together may check-in as a group for up to a family of 6. 

When checking-in, you will be required to provide the full name, e-mail and daytime phone for each individual that will be in attendance. Each registration is nontransferable. 

You must be able to say reply “NO” to the following questions: 

  • Do you have a fever of 100.4 degrees? 
  • Do you have a sore throat? 
  • Coughing or sneezing? 
  • Body aches? 
  • Shortness of breath? 
  • Loss of taste or sense of smell? 
  • Have you cared for someone ill with COVID 19, or in contact with anyone diagnosed with or showing symptoms of COVID 19 in the last 14 days? 

ENTERING AND BEING SEATED IN THE CHURCH 

Social distance of 6 feet is asked when seating and you will be directed to your seat – you must sit where you are directed. You may not choose your own seat. 

The church will be seated from the front to the back

RECEIVING COMMUNION 

The procession for Communion will be a single file line in the center aisle to the front of the church. Everyone will be asked to maintain proper social distance. 

Communion will ONLY be given in the hand. The Archbishop has asked us out of an abundance of caution and backed by medical professionals’ advice, to not offer Communion on the tongue. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

 


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