St Elizabeth Seton, Ridgefield
St Elizabeth Seton is pleased to be able to offer public worship. The parish is taking precautions per the CDC and Governor Lamont’s recommendations regarding public gatherings, as well as our own precautions we feel are prudent under the circumstances. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Mass, but please understand there are risks involved in attending a public worship in a pandemic despite all of the precautions taken by the parish and the diocese. We ask your cooperation with all of the directives that have been put in place for your safety and the safety of our clergy and your fellow worshipers.
Masses are celebrated daily at 8:30 am, on Saturday at 5pm, and on Sunday at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:30 am.
Only the daily 8:30am, Saturday 5:00pm, and Sunday 9:30 am Masses are live-streamed and can be found on our website or Facebook page.
With the current state and health guidelines in place, seating capacity in our church is limited to 100 people including the clergy, staff, and volunteers participating in the Mass. The following guidelines must also be adhered to:
- Masks are required.
- While entering and exiting the church, maintain a 6-foot social distance with anyone outside your immediate household.
- Please check in upon arrival for Mass.
Please note that this reservation sheet is printed prior to the 5pm Mass on Saturday for all weekend Masses. If you make your reservation after that time, your name will not be on the list, and you will have to add your name and contact information to the sign-in sheet when you arrive. The Mass sign-in sheet will be on the counter alongside the Vestry.
Please maintain a 6-foot social distance from the parishioner in front of you. If you are arriving with your family, only one member needs to sign in, the rest may take their seats. Take a clean pen from the canister.
Add your name and contact information to the sign in sheet.
Place the pen in the used canister for disinfecting after the mass.
Take your seat in the church.
- Socializing INSIDE the church is prohibited.
- After the mass, volunteers are needed to disinfect the pews.
- The restrooms are not available.
- Procedure for receiving communion will be explained at all the masses.
- If you have reserved a spot for a mass and are unable to attend in person, please cancel your sign up.
I ask for your cooperation and patience while we go through these precautionary and safety protocols. As Bishop Caggiano said in his letter, “Let us remember that our common sacrifice has had one prime motive: to follow the mandate of the Lord of life to protect, defend, and keep safe every human life.”
Please be safe and stay healthy. God bless you all.
Fr. Joseph A. Prince
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