St Elizabeth Seton, Ridgefield
St Elizabeth Seton is pleased to be able to offer public worship again. 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.
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. McKeon hall can accommodate 40 people and the Jubilee Memorial lobby can seat 10 people as before. The following guidelines must also be adhered to:
- Every mass will be live-streamed and simulcast in the hall and the Jubilee Memorial Lobby.
- Those who attend the mass in the hall or lobby, please bring your own chairs- do not use any chairs from the chapel or classrooms.
- Masks will be required.
- While entering and exiting the church 6-foot physical distancing must be maintained with anyone outside of a person’s immediate household.
- Socializing INSIDE the church is prohibited.
- After the mass, volunteers are needed to disinfect the pews.
- The restrooms will not be 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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