This is a sign-up system for weekend masses at Ss. Peter & Paul and St. Thomas the Apostle. Mass sign-up is now open from Monday mornings through 12 noon on Fridays. Our temporary weekend mass schedule is Saturday evenings at 4:30pm (regardless of which church it is held at), Sundays at 7:30am only at St. Thomas, and our live-streaming mass on Sundays is at 10:00am (again, regardless of which church it is held at). For the 4:30pm and 10:00am masses, we rotate mass locations between the two parishes. Our Saturday evening mass will be at the church which will not have the Sunday 10:00am mass.
PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to move families around if it is necessary. If a household reserves a side of the pew with too many people because of the number of people in the household on the other end of the pew, we will have to move that former household to a different location in church (you will get an email to let you know about the change). If there are no available pews for the number of people in that household, we will email you options for other mass times with openings on that weekend. If no other openings, we will email you that we had to remove your reservation.
Seating for ST. THOMAS:
Each pew will now be divided into an "A" side and a "B" side. When reserving your pew at a mass, if you have 3 or more people, please reserve both sides A and B of a row. If 2 people are signed up in side A, 1 person may sign up for side B. If 1 person is signed up in side A, side B can be reserved for up to 2 people. A St. Thomas seating chart with instructions is attached below - click on "ST Seating Chart.pdf". (NOTE THAT THE 1ST ROWS AT ST. THOMAS WILL NOT BE USED AND WILL NOT BE LABELED.)
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Seating for SS. PETER & PAUL:
As with St. Thomas, each pew will now be divided into an "A" side and a "B" side, but because of longer pews, the numbers for seating people will be a little different. When reserving your pew at a Ss. Peter & Paul mass, if you have 4 or more people, please reserve both sides A and B of a row. If 3 people are signed up in side A, 1 person may sign up for side B. If 2 people are signed up in side A, side B can be reserved for 2 people. If 1 person is signed up in side A, side B can be reserved for up to 3 people. A Ss. Peter & Paul seating chart with instructions is attached below - click on "SPP Seating Chart.pdf". NOTE: If the Handicap Section needs to be reserved for a wheelchair, please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible so that 1B and 4B can be blocked off from reservations.
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Remember to make a note of the spot you have reserved for you or your family (i.e., Row 4A, Left side; Row 10B, Right side) so that when you arrive at church, you will know where to sit. The pews will be labeled. Please indicate the number of family members that will be under your reservation (in parentheses).
It is recommended that those vulnerable to this virus, age 65 and older, consider not attending if they feel they are at risk, but we leave that up to your discretion. Anyone who is not feeling well should not attend. All are encouraged to wear a mask. If you are not comfortable attending mass, please remember that we offer a sign-up for Communion on a separate Signup Genius.
If you know of someone who does not have internet and would like to sign up for a mass, please have them contact Sherry in the Parish Office and she will get them scheduled—763-479-0535.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists anywhere people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. The Churches of St. Thomas the Apostle and Ss. Peter & Paul have undertaken precautionary cleaning, disinfecting, and implemented social distancing guidelines to help reduce the risk of exposure. However, the Churches of St. Thomas the Apostle and Ss. Peter & Paul cannot guarantee that visitors are 100% safe from exposure to COVID-19. Therefore, the Churches of St. Thomas the Apostle and Ss. Peter & Paul recommend that people over 65, or with underlying health conditions, not attend mass at this time and continue to worship online. Attendance at liturgies is at your own risk.