COVID-19 Response and Readiness
We are planning for the time when we can safely return to campus for public Mass and other activities.
We will be holding virtual small group (10-15 people) sessions by Zoom on Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6 to gather your reflections on Fr. Gillespie’s message on June 4. Please complete the registration form indicating your first and second choices. We’re scheduling each session for one hour, and we will do our best to honor your selections.
- The campus remains closed for any other indoor or outdoor gathering of any size.
- Archbishop Gregory’s dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time continues for all parishioners of the Archdiocese of Washington. Daily Mass is still cancelled until further notice; daily video homilies will continue and the recorded Sunday Mass will be available on YouTube. Please subscribe.
- Confession opportunities will be announced when plans have been prepared.
- Baptisms, weddings, and funerals will be planned on a case by case basis.
- The church is still closed for private prayer until further notice. We're continuing to offer opportunities for prayer and worship virtually: see our Summer 2020 Events Calendar.
- The parish center is closed. The parish staff is working from home and available to contact.
- Our Social Justice ministry continues to offer help picking up grocery and pharmacy orders, connecting with people who are home alone or isolated, and connecting people to community resources.
We’ve formed a COVID-19 Task Force to help plan for the many aspects of this gradual transition. The 12 members represent parishioners, staff, school, and public health. The members are: Judith Brusseau, Dino Campagnari, Lisa Dittmeier, Angela Grady, Beth Gray, Fr. Ben Hawley, S.J., Charlie Hennessy, Ashley Klick (Chair), Malcolm McCluskey, David Pennington, Michael Stoto, PhD, and Jim Thessin. The task force will make recommendations concerning when it may be safe to resume in-person ministries and how we might do so with the utmost consideration for the safety of our parishioners and staff.
We invite you to follow the parish social media accounts to stay connected with God and each other. We are posting links to prayer and worship resources, opportunities to pray together, homilies on the daily readings each evening around 7am as well as a recorded Mass on Sundays. A new pray at-home guide will be shared next week. We will continue to share more resources as this crisis continues.
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