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May 17 2020 | News


Parishioners will be able to sign up on the church’s website
(www.SPClaverNewOrleans.org) starting on the Tuesday
preceding the masses. The sign-up link will be available at
10:30 AM or you may call the parish office starting at
10:30 AM. You must sign-up every week and seats will be
reserved on a first come basis until capacity is reached.  

Mass Capacity
Phase 1 only allows for St. Peter Claver Church to have 100 people TOTAL at
each Mass. The capacity includes the priests, deacon, music ministry and
ministers of hospitality. 

Wearing a Mask
Wearing a mask is mandatory at Mass. We ask all parishioners to arrive at mass
with their mask on prior to entering the church. Again, masks are mandatory at
all church services.  

We also strongly recommend that you bring your own gloves, hand sanitizer and
disinfecting wipes to Mass. 

65+ Years Old/Handicapped Parishioners
We urge our elders with underlying conditions to please consider not coming to
Mass and continue to view our virtual mass. This recommendation ties to
precautions aligned from state leaders for Covid-19. 

The 4 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday will continue to be broadcasted on Sundays at
10:00 AM until further notice.  
RSVP Required for Weekend Masses

If you would like to attend Mass in person, you must RSVP every week  to
attend. Walk-ins will NOT be allowed.   
We ask that you sign up on our website for the Mass that you would like to
attend.   Please submit the name of each individual whom you are registering to
attend Mass.  Once the maximum number of people is reached for a Mass, the
form will not allow you to sign up for that Mass. 

If you are unable to access the internet, you can call the church office at (504)
822-8059 to RSVP. However, please note the office hours have changed. You
can call church office Monday-Friday from 10:30am-2pm. 

Dispensation from the Archbishop
The people of the Archdiocese are still dispensed from the obligation to attend
Sunday Mass.  If someone is vulnerable and not feeling well, they should not
celebrate Mass in church with other people. Sick parishioners are encouraged to
view mass online on Sunday at 10AM.
General Guidelines for Mass Attendance
 Wearing a mask is mandatory. 
 Every other pew in the Church will be roped off.  
 Every person or household should sit 6 feet apart from the other person or
 Be mindful of social distancing, and maintain six feet of distance from
others at all times.
 The sign of peace may be expressed by means of a smile and/or a nod of
the head. No physical sign of peace will be exchanged.
 When Mass is over, please do not gather in groups in the rear of the
church or the parking lot and continue to maintain social distancing. 
Guidelines for Receiving Holy Communion
 Please bring hand sanitizer to use before receiving Communion.
 During Communion, please maintain social distancing in the line by
spacing out six feet from the person in front of you.
 Communion will be distributed by means of the sacred Host only.
There will be no distribution from the chalice.
 Out of consideration and concern for others, we ask everyone to receive
Communion in the hand rather than on the tongue. 
 When approaching the priest/minister for Communion, place your hand flat
atop your other hand.  The minister will place the Host on your hand and
then let go of the Host to avoid any contact with your hand.
We recommend to those attending mass arrive at least 15minutes before mass
begins. Once mass begins it is prohibited for the entrance doors of our sanctuary
to be opened. No exceptions will be made. 

For those who cannot attend mass in-person, we will continue to stream mass at
10:00AM on our website and Face Book.