**Updated September, 2020**
Our Mass schedule is as follows:
Saturday at 4:30 P.M. and Sunday at 10:30 A.M. Doors open 30 minutes prior to Mass time. Our Welcoming and Evangelization Committee will be present to guide you through the process of entering into church and to your pew once again. Please remember to social distance in the pews and upon leaving church.
The dispensation from the obligation of Sunday Mass is still in place. If you are ill, if you are susceptible to sickness, or if you don't yet feel comfortable in larger gatherings, please stay home and join us during our livestream Mass on Facebook on Sunday morning.
To watch Mass live on Sunday: www.facebook.com/stfrancisallentown
If you have not attend Mass in the last few weeks and have not watched this important video, Please watch this important video that contains information you need to know prior to attending Mass.
"THANKYOU" to everyone for being so very patient as we all navigate the regulations put in place to keep everyone safe as we resumed Mass these last two weekends. It was so wonderful to see our St. Francis family again!!!
Also, the dispensation from the obligation of Sunday Mass is still in place. If you are ill, if you are susceptible to sickness, or if you don't yet feel comfortable in larger gatherings, please stay home and join us during our livestream Mass on Facebook. You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch. Simply go to WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/STFRANCISALLENTOWN to watch our Mass live.
Weekday Mass Tme: Weekday Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8:00 A.M. The only door to enter for Mass will be the Church door closest to the Adoration Chapel. No other doors will be open. Weekday Mass will not be celebrated in the Daily Mass Chapel, but in the Church.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Confessions will be heard in the parish library on Saturdays from 3:15 - 4:00 P.M. No "face to face" confessions will be heard and masks must be worn.
Adoration Chapel: At this time, because of social distancing, the Adoration Chapel will remain closed.
Bulletins: Bulletins will be distributed as you leave by someone wearing gloves.
Choir Loft: There will be no seating in the choir loft area as the entire loft will be closed.
Collection: There will be no collection taken during Sunday Mass, however, we do ask all parishioners to place their collection offering (s) in the baskets provided as you depart from Church.
Congregating Outside: Knowing that we haven't seen each other for over two months, congregating may seem to e nice. If you wish to greet your fellow parishioners please make sure you keep your mask on and keep at least (6) feet apart.
"Cry Room": The "Cry Room" will be closed at this time.
Exchange of Peace: At this time there will be no exchange of peace offered during Mass.
Holding Hands: We ask that families refrain from holding hands during the Our Father or at any point during Mass.
Holy Communion: Holy Communion will take place after Mass is concluded. Please remain in your pew until directed by the greeter to come forward. We ask that you please consider receiving Holy Communion by the hand, however, if you wish to receive by the tongue you are to remain until the end as Monsignor Finelli or one of the Deacons will have to sanitize their hands after every person. Please keep your mask on until you are immediately ready to receive, then lower your mask, consume the host, and replace the mask.. You may depart at this point or return to the pew for your Act of Thanksgiving. If you do depart we do ask that at some point you make an Act of Thanksgiving as is customary.
Holy Water: There will be no holy water in the fonts for personal use.
Hymnals: You will notice that all hymnals have been removed from the pew. If music is needed, it will be printed on paper, which will then be disposed of.
Offertory: There will be no offertory procession at any Mass.
Seating: You will not be able to choose your own seat. Greeters will assist you to your seat.
Social Distancing: Everyone is asked to please make sure you keep social distancing at all times, that is, at least six feet apart from each other.
Sunday Mass Overflow: If there is an overflow for Sunday Mass we will also be seating parishioners in our hall, keeping social distancing. Masks are to be worn at all times in the hall as well.
Use of Hand Sanitizer: You are asked to use hand sanitizer, if possible, prior to coming out of your car upon arrival. On Sunday's you will also be given hand sanitizer to use before entering the main body of the Church.
Use of Masks: Masks are to be worn from the time you get out of your car upon arrival until the time you return to your car when you depart, except for the reception of Holy Communion. You must have your own mask. Masks will not be provided at the Church. If you do not have a mask you will not be permitted in the Church. Anyone two (2) years of age or older are to wear a mask.
Please stay safe. God Bless you and your families.