Keeping Our
Church OPEN

This page contains up-to-date information about the reopening process
Last Updated: Monday, August 16, 2021

What to Expect at Church

  • You'll hear the Word of God and receive Jesus in the Eucharist.

  • We'll worship as a community of faithful believers.

  • As of Friday, August 13, we ask that ALL Mass attendees wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Bishop Scharfenberger has re-instituted the obligation to attend weekend Mass as of June 6, 2021, the Feast of Corpus Christi. 

  • Upon entering church:​

    • ​The church will open 30 minutes before Mass.
    • St. Mary's asks ALL who attend Mass wear masks.  Out of an abundance of caution, and to be consistent with Diocesan recommendations, we have updated the masking protocols to ask that regardless of vaccine status, visitors to St. Mary's should wear masks.

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  • During Mass:

    • Collection baskets will be at the exits of the church.  E-Giving options are available at www.stmarysglensfalls.org/give.

    • Communion:

      • A member of our Usher Team will direct your pew to Communion​.

      • A single line will proceed to the altar, maintaining 6-foot distance.

      • Parishioners are encouraged to receive in the hand.

  • Exiting Church:

    • Bulletins will be available to take at the exits.

Currently

  • We are livestreaming Mass on this website and our Facebook Page on Saturdays at 4 p.m.

  • The church is open for private prayer during Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Confession is available by appointment during the week and Saturdays 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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