610-266-0695

info@sercc.org

618 Fullerton Avenue • Whitehall, PA 18052

Corona Virus - July 1, 2021

The Church will be available for an hour of adoration prior to the Monday 9 am Mass and the Thursday evening Mass.

As we begin this new month of July, I wish to clarify with you that all liturgical restrictions that were remaining as of Pentecost Sunday are lifted effective immediately, with the exception of the distribution of the Precious Blood to the faithful and the exchange of the Sign of Peace. These two normal flu season precautions will remain in place for the coming months.

No one is required to wear a face mask on diocesan property. Those who wish to wear one are always free to do so.

The Diocese will continue to update you on matters of this nature as information is available.

Please know of our gratitude for your support during these past sixteen months of the pandemic, and be assured of our prayers as we celebrate the many freedoms of our country this Independence Day.

The Parish Office will open to the public for Mass intentions and gift cards. We encourage all parishioners to continue to do business over the phone or email. The staff will be in the office Mondays - Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:00. The website will be updated regularly. The bulletin will continue to be posted to the website each week.

Church Visits

  • The Church will continue to be open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 3 PM.
  • Only the main doors on Pershing Blvd. are unlocked.
  • Door handles and other commonly touched surfaces will be regularly sanitized.
  • The Bathrooms will be for emergency use only as we will not be able to ensure cleaning between uses.
  • Although masks are not mandatory, please continue to observe social distancing of at least 4 feet.
  • There will be no Holy Water available to the public, please call the office for more information.
  • Please ask one of the office staff to light a votive candle for you, we would be happy to help.

Sunday Mass

  • Weekend masses are as follows:
    •  4:30 PM Saturday
    •  8:00 AM Sunday
    • 10:00 AM Sunday
  • Mass will be in the Main Church.
  • The cry room, choir loft, chapel and sacristy are closed to the public.
  • The Bathrooms will be for emergency use only.
  • There will be no sign of peace.
  • There will be a collection(s) during Mass.
  • Communion will take place during Mass.
    • As you approach the priest, remove your mask if you are wearing one, say Amen, receive communion.
      • If you are receiving in the hand, please open your hand completely so as to avoid contact.
      • If you are receiving on the tongue, please use the center aisle, open your mouth wide and extend your tongue to best avoid contact.
      • There is a small table before the priest with sanitizer if you or the priest are in need.
    • After communion, you may return to your pew.
    • When leaving the church please do so quickly and in a way as to not congregate.

Daily Mass

  • 9 AM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in the Main Church.
  • 7 PM Thursday, only.
  • You may wear your mask in church if you prefer.
  • The cry room, choir loft, chapel and sacristy are closed to the public.
  • The Bathrooms will be for emergency use only.
  • There will be no sign of peace.
  • Communion will take place during Mass.
    • Returning to the church you will be asked to come forward and continue to observe social distancing.
    • As you approach the priest, remove your mask if necessary, say Amen, receive communion.
      • If you are receiving in the hand, please open your hand completely so as to avoid contact.
      • If you are receiving on the tongue, please use the center aisle, open your mouth wide, and extend your tongue to best avoid contact.
      • There is a small table before the priest with sanitizer if you or the priest are in need.
    • After communion, you may return to your pew.
    • When leaving the church do so quickly and in a way as to not congregate.

Confessions:

  • Will continue as normal 3:15 PM until 4:15 PM on Saturdays.

Baptisms:

  • Mandatory classes prior to Baptism will be scheduled on an "as needed" basis. Please contact the Church Office for more information. 610-266-0695, Ext 202.

Funerals:

Annointing of the Sick:

  • St. Elizabeth will continue to provide the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick to those in imminent need and will proceed with due consideration of the precautions in place.

618 Fullerton Avenue • Whitehall, PA 18052
610-266-0695 • 610-266-1548 fax
info@sercc.org