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Resumption of Masses at St. Thomas More

Bishop Zinkula has directed that churches in the Diocese of Davenport may begin opening with qualifications for safety met.
  • Daily Mass at St. Thomas More has resumed and will continue on Tuesdays through Fridays each week at 9:00 AM.
    • During Mass everyone must wear face protection.
    • Initially, seating will be limited with chairs between individuals and/or between family units six feet apart in order to maintain safe distancing.
    • Distancing should also be maintained while gathering, during the Communion procession, and following Mass.
    • Singing is omitted for the time being to reduce air born pathogens.
    • Those who are at a greater risk of infection due to age and/or health condition should stay home.
  • Weekend Masses 

 

    • We will be celebrating Mass on Saturday’s 5:15PM & Sunday’s 8:30AM & 11:00AM with everyone staying in their automobiles and tuning radio station to FM 91.3.
    • Cars are to be parked with an open parking space between each cars. Our Knights of Columbus members have graciously agreed to help park cars facing the church.
    • Normally Altar and Ambo will be set up outside and used so those in cars can participate visually. However, if storms or lightening are in the area, we will cancel mass.
    • Cloth face coverings are worn if car windows are opened, if someone exits the car, and for the distribution of Communion.
    • For Communion:
      • Communion ministers approach the cars wearing face protection.
      • Those who wish to receive Communion extend their hands out through a window.
      • Communion on the tongue is not allowed.
      • The blood of Christ will not be distributed. 
      • Throughout this pandemic, all Catholics in the Diocese of Davenport are dispensed from the obligation, so if you are not comfortable being out, please stay home. We will continue to provide a livestream or recorded Mass online.
  • Bulletins are not to be distributed, so please continue to the read the bulletin on our web page or on the parish app.
  • Please continue to pray for each other, especially for those most affected by this pandemic. We have weathered hardships in the past and we will endure the present challenges if we help one another and maintain our focus on Christ.
  • Additional information is available at https://www.davenportdiocese.org/flu
 
 
 

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