Dated: September 25, 2020
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will now remain in place until further notice. The Archdiocese of Atlanta will continue to monitor guidance from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health and make changes as needed.
One other significant change is the restrictions on visitation to nursing and assisted living facilities have been revised; ministers may now visit those facilities that are allowing visitation subject to the directives of the facility and the guidance in the link here
. The entire guidance is provided for your review since many changes have been made since it was first issued.
The archbishop encourages those who are healthy and not burdened with the fear of being exposed to the virus to return to Mass and receive the grace of the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist.
Seating continues to be is limited for our Masses but no one is turned away! For only at the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Sunday Mass, overflow was extended comfortably to Corbett Hall. The 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm Sunday Masses are the lightest, and the Monday 5:00 pm Mass is the lightest weekday Mass. The outdoor Saturday evening Vigil Mass continues to be popular. Consider attending weekday Mass to help manage the number of attendees on the weekend. Due to COVID limitations, our clergy are wonderful and working hard to provide the sacraments.
The faithful are still required to wear face masks, as are the ministers of Holy Communion. Now, the desired manner of receiving Holy Communion is for the communicant to pull down the mask just BEFORE facing the host so that it may be placed in the hand or on the tongue and consumed immediately.
Many were appreciative of the efforts made to provide all the Masses, and we are thankful for the many volunteers organizing the logistics of ushering, greeting, and cleaning the church. We especially need ushers. Please visit our website if you are interested in volunteering. We are pleased to continue to come together as a community of faith. Our clergy were filled with joy to see smiling faces under all the masks. Please pray for those impacted by the virus. During these unprecedented times, giving due consideration to “social distancing”, please make the effort to pray together, to eat together, and to talk to each other in the privacy of your own residence, and strive to bond as a family and as a faith community. Please continue to pray for our Priests and Deacons.
NEW In-Person Mass Schedule
MONDAY: 9:00 am & 5:00 pm
TUESDAY TO SATURDAY: 9:00 am
SATURDAY: (both VIGIL Masses) 5:00 pm (Sanctuary)
and 7:00 PM outdoors, In the parking lot. This is for those parishioners who cannot wear a mask for some reason. You will remain in your car, and tune in to FM Radio 89.9 station to listen to the Mass. Line up outside of your car to receive Holy Communion.
SUNDAY: 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
* Please note the new Mass times.
All Masses and liturgical services will continue to be recorded and be available for viewing on our website homepage or the Saint Brigid YouTube channel.
Seating is still limited, but no one has been turned away. For the special Mass Guidelines to protect your family and our community at www.saintbrigid.org/mass-times.
Reconciliation is by appointment only via Sign-up Genius. You will receive an email invitation to register via Constant Contact
“Father, during this time may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort and love to all. “
– Excerpt from COVID-19 Prayer of Solidarity