PUBLIC MASSES RESUME
ATTENDING MASS & COVID 19
Please refer to this page often so you are aware of changes that are being implemented at Our Lady Queen of Peace/Saint Margaret of Cortona parish for the health and safety of our parish community. All changes and procedures we have put in place are in accordance with the guidance we have received from the Albany Diocese and Public Health Officials.
SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM of this page for the links to sign up for the Mass of your choice. Please be sure to read all information provided before signing up to attend a mass. By signing up to attend mass, you attest to the following on behalf of yourself and all those you are registering
The Guidelines that need to be followed are:
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays is still in place until further notice. If you are sick, vulnerable or have pre-existing health conditions or simply feel uncomfortable in a multi-person public gathering you should stay home from Mass.
DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU FEEL SICK IN ANY WAY -- ARE COUGHING OR SNEEZING. Please review the most recent protocols at https://www.rcda.org/coronavirus
Wearing a mask is required but it is not permitted to wear gloves during the reception of Holy Communion.
Stay 6 feet apart. [Except same household members]
Holy Communion will be distributed in the hand.
Place your donation in the large basket as you enter church.
Please use the front door for entry. Please WAIT for the Ushers to give directions so you may exit pew by pew.
Sign up is between 11 am Mondays and 9 pm Thursdays.
When you sign up - you will need to provide the total number in your household (be sure to include yourself) that will attend Mass as well as provide phone number and email.
Sign up closes on Thursdays at 9 pm or when masses reach capacity.
All hymnals have been removed. Please do not bring any of your own worship aids, hymnals, prayer books, devotionals and place nothing on the pews.
** Please make sure you click the green bar within the OLQP or Saint Margaret section rather than the green sign up bar at the top of the page. **
To avoid contact contamination of any kind, nothing is allowed to be brought in the church. If you must bring a purse, it must be small and kept over your shoulder or on your lap. Nothing may be placed in the pew or hung from the side of the pew.
Please note -- the list of restricted travel states changes frequently, so please visit this website for the most current list: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory#restricted-states
HOLY WEEK and EASTER MASSES: Sign up for Masses for Holy Week and Easter will open on Wednesday, March 24th at 11 am and close on Tuesday, March 30 at 1 pm if you are using the sign up on the website. If you are calling the office to sign up, you may call until Tuesday, March 30 at 1 pm.