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2022 St. John Berchmans Catholic Church Guidelines

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller's decision to revoke the dispensation from attending Sunday Mass and days of obligation will take effect May 23, 2021.  This decision is due to the signicant decline of COVID patients and deaths in San Antonio.  The improvement is attributed to more persons being vaccinated and following the CDC guidelines.  

We urge you to contact the parish office in case you remain sick and in need of the Holy Eucharist.  Our Homebound Team is ready to visit you and provide pastoral care assistance.

Arrival Proceedings:

Please wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before leaving your home.

Face coverings are required and worn throughout the entire Mass.

Hand sanitizers are placed at the doors of the church.  We ask that everyone sanitize their hands as they enter and exit the church.  Temperatures will still be taken.

Social distancing is encouraged.

Mass Procedures:

The Sign of Peace will be expressed with a simple sign of a head bow or other gesture of greeting.

The Precious Blood of Christ will not be distributed.

Please keep your mask on during the duration of the mass.

Communion Procedures:

We ask parishioners to receive Holy Communion on the hand only.

The Precious Blood of Christ will not be distributed.

During Holy Communion, keep your masks on; receive Holy Communion on your palm; step to the side and gently lower your mask to consume the host.

Use of personal hand sanitizer, before communion, is strongly encouraged.

Departure Procedures:

Face coverings must remain on during dismissal.

Please avoid socializing after mass to allow the church to be sanitized for the next mass.

The bulletins will be handed to you at the end of each mass by the ushers as you leave the church.

Church Sanitizing Procedures:

Pews, bathrooms, door handles, and other frequently touched surfaces will continue to be disinfected after each mass.

Most importantly I encourage you to make an effort to join your fellow parishioners in attending Mass on Sunday and days of obligation.  You may also attend the daily Mass at 12:00 noon.  We are the Body of Christ.   Our church is well prepared in welcoming you back and keeping you safe.  It is time to come to church and celebrate the Eucharist.  God will protect us and help us overcome our doubt, fear, uncertainty, anxiety and death.

Join "15 Minute Coffee with Fr. Fidèle"
Wednesday @ 2 p.m.
Livestream On The Church Facebook Page

Effective March 1, 2022 Monday thru Friday

In The chapel 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Please Find Time In Your Busy Schedule To Visit With The Lord
And Offer Him Quality Time


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