Reopening Our Church

This page contains up-to-date information about the reopening process

Last Updated: Thursday, June 18

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  • Our Reopening Committee met on Wednesday, June 17 to finalize the reopening procedure

  • We will be prepared to open the weekend of June 27/28 with the following Mass schedule:

    • Saturday: 4:00 p.m​.

    • Sunday: 8:30 a.m.,  and 11:15 a.m.

  • Mass will continue to be broadcast online​ live at 4:00pm on Saturday and be available for people to watch through Sunday morning

  • Weekday Mass schedule: Wednesdays at 12:10pm beginning July 1.

  • Further information on the Diocesan website: www.rcda.org/coronavirus/timely-instructions

We need your help with reopening!  We're looking for healthy, non-"vulnerable" volunteers to assist us at each upcoming Mass with arranging seating, facilitating entering and exiting the church, and guiding the communion line.

Can you help on the Reopening Team? Thank you! Please email Matt Duclos: matthew.duclos@rcda.org

Training for Reopening Team Volunteers: Monday, June 22, 7:00pm in the church

Mass practice run-through: Thursday, June 25, 7:00pm in the church

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

  • Upon entering church:

    • ​The church will open 30 minutes before Mass
    • Print, fill out, and bring the "Attestation Form" (click here) for the purposes of contact tracing

      • We will also have these forms available at the door​

      • These will be kept confidentially and only accessed for the purposes of contact tracing if someone is diagnosed with COVID-19.

    • A member of the Reopening Team will guide to your seat. Those who arrive together can sit together.

  • Bring and wear a mask, bring hand sanitizer

  • During Mass:

    • There will be no congregational singing 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 the Reopening 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

      • Keep your mask on, receive the Host, move to the side and remove your mask and consume the Host

  • Exiting Church:
    • A member of the Reopening Team will direct your pew to exit
    • Bulletins will be available to take at the exits​

Currently

  • The obligation for Sunday Mass has been suspended by Bishop Scharfenberger until further notice

  • We are livestreaming Mass on this website and our Facebook Page on Sundays at 11:15 a.m.

  • The church is open for private prayer during the day

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

  • Confession is available by appointment during the week and Saturdays 2:30-3:30pm

In Progress

  • Reopening Committee is meeting to review diocesan guidelines and apply them to our parish

  • Updates will be posted to this page as they become available

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Contact

518-792-0989

Address

62 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

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