The Christmas Season
“After the annual celebration of the Paschal Mystery, the Church has no more ancient custom than clebration the memorial of the Nativity of the Lord, and of his manifestations, and this takes in Christmas Time”. (Universal Norms, 32)
Regular Mass Schedule (subject to change due to Covid-19)
Online Services will continue to be provided.
|9:00 am||Daily Mass
||5:00 pm||(Sunday Liturgy Vigil Mass) – Sanctuary|
|7:00 pm||(Sunday Liturgy Vigil Mass) – Outdoors
In the parking lot in front of Holy Redeemer school. This is for those parishioners who cannot wear a mask for some reason. You can listen to Mass on your car radio (tune to station 89.9 on the FM setting) and then line up outside of your car to receive Holy Communion.
All are welcome. No reservations are necessary. No one will be turned away!
We currently are limited to 25% capacity in each room with social distancing guidelines in place. Once the Sanctuary is at its maximum capacity, you may attend Mass in Corbett Hall. Mass in Corbett Hall will start approximately 5 to 10 minutes after Mass in the main sanctuary.
- Attendance will be on a first-come-first seated basis beginning 15-20 minutes prior to Mass. We regret that we may not be able to accommodate all our parishioners for that Mass but know we are offering many Masses to attend throughout the week.
- Entrance to the church will be from the front steps into the Narthex only. (Note: mobility challenged parishioners are encouraged to use the entry through the breezeway doors for access to the elevator).
- Only one family unit at a time should use the elevator. The Narthex guardian will wipe the buttons each time it is used and will send it back to the 1st floor.
Before You Arrive —
- Wash your hands
- Take your temperature, any reading above 99.6 ºF should not come to Mass.
- For ages 10 and up (per CDC guidelines), face coverings are required before you enter and while you are in the building.
- If you or anyone in your household is feeling sick or in a high-risk group, for your sake and that of all in attendance, we ask that you please stay at home.
- If possible, bring your personal hand sanitizer that can be used before receiving Holy Communion.
- Do NOT bring items that contain bleach into the sanctuary as this will damage the pews.
- Please enter through the Narthex only, with an emphasis on social distancing, per household — as marked clearly with tape. Once Mass starts no one will be admitted to the Sanctuary.
- The ushers will seat your household for the Mass in the designated spots capable of seating your family group. Groups larger than 8 will need to split up into 2 or more groups.
- The church will be seated to fill the open spots from front to back.
- Seating preference cannot be accomplished at this time. You are asked to please follow the directives of the ushers.
- You may be sharing a pew with another household, but a social distance (6 ft.) is required between the households – which may be an individual, a couple, or multiple members of a family.
- Standing in the Narthex is not permitted except for the Narthex guardian.
- The Cry rooms and the Nursery are CLOSED.
Mass Procedures —
- There will be no paper in the Sanctuary. You can view the readings for the day at the “Word Among Us” website on your phone at wau.org/meditations/ or use your the Saint Brigid Parish APP
- Congregational singing is discouraged.
- There is to be no physical contact between households — at the Sign of Peace or hand-holding during the Lord’s Prayer.
- If there is prolonged coughing or sneezing in the pew, you may be asked by the usher to move to the Cry room for the duration of the Mass.
- Baskets will not be passed during the offertory. You will be able to place your weekly gift in a basket as you exit the church, but we strongly encourage online giving through our website. Baskets will be available at all daily Masses since this may be the only Mass that some of the faithful will be able to attend.
Communion Procedures —
- The Bishops of Georgia have strongly encouraged receiving the Eucharist in the hand but receiving on the tongue will not be prohibited. The Precious Blood will not be distributed.
- Please do NOT wear gloves when receiving the Holy Eucharist.
- The use of personal hand sanitizer before Communion is strongly encouraged.
– Side section on Mary’s side (A) and Center section on Joseph’s side (C) will proceed.
– Side section on Joseph’s side (D) and Center section on Mary’s side (B) will then proceed once the first two are completed.
- Update: 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. This is preferred vs. taking the sacred species in hand and then moving to the side to consume it.
Departure Procedures —
- Pews will be dismissed by the ushers in an orderly fashion after Mass starting in the rear of the church and then moving to the front.
- You must exit your pew when prompted.
- You can drop off your weekly offertory donations as you depart in the baskets in the narthex.
- Clergy will not shake hands in the Narthex/plaza. They will wave as you exit.
- As difficult as this may be — Please do not congregate outside on the steps but head directly to the parking lot. If you congregate in the parking, please watch out for vehicles that are exiting.
Thank you for your cooperation.
January 1st, 2021 is the Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord;
The Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God.
Thursday, December 31st, 4:00 PM VIGIL Mass in Parking lot,
Friday, January 1st, 2021,
9:00 AM and 11:00 AM in the Main Church
The Church’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship. From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title “Mother of God” to whose protection the faithful fly in all their dangers and needs. We seek God’s blessings as did Mary. Because of her son, we can confidently call God, “Abba”.