Sisters and Brothers: Cases of COVID-19 are trending upward in a concerning way both in the Kansas City Metro and in Clay County. This includes Kearney and our parish. It is worthwhile to review some of the guidelines our diocese and our parish to protect ourselves and others. The diocesan guidelines direct:
Those who are symptomatic or who have been exposed to another with the virus within 14 days are not permitted to enter the church, in accordance with national, state and local health directives. All attendees are asked to check their temperature at home before coming to church.*
Those who are at risk because of an underlying health issue or who are 60 or older are strongly encouraged, for their own health, to avoid the risk of attending public celebrations of the Mass.
The faithful are obliged to wear a mask upon entering the church and during the celebration of Mass, except when remaining in the pew unless the local city/county health directives so require and for the brief moment of receiving Holy Communion.
The faithful in the pews are permitted to sing, with masks on, in a low volume.
Distribution of Holy Communion from the chalice is prohibited to the assembly.
During this time, Holy Communion should be distributed in the hand in keeping with the advice of state health officials and thereby to avoid the Communion minister’s fingers coming into contact with saliva or airborne contagion. This might be a good occasion to review proper reception with parishioners: “When receiving in the hand, the communicant should be guided by the words of St. Cyril of Jerusalem: ‘When you approach, take care not to do so with your hand stretched out and your fingers open or apart, but rather place your left hand as a throne beneath your right, as befits one who is about to receive the King. Then receive him, take care that nothing is lost.’” Reception of Holy Communion in the hand is an ancient and reverent option the faithful are asked to adopt during this time. Those who refrain from receiving communion still unite themselves with the sacrifice of Christ
The priest is not to greet parishioners as they enter or exit the church.
Conception Abbey will live stream their Masses.
Monday through Saturday:
Lauds: 7:15 AM
Mass: 11:45 AM
Vespers: 5:15 PM
Lauds: 7:45 AM
Mass: 10:30 AM
Vespers: 5:30 PM
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Sunday 8:00am and 10:30am
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am Wednesday 6:00pm
Mass at Oak Pointe 10:15am 1st Thursdays
Mass at Westbrook 10:15am 1st Fridays
Confessions 4:00-4:30pm Saturdays
Adoration 2nd Thursdays 8:30am-8:00pm
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