We will increase our seating capacity in the church from 25% to 50% effective June 5/6, while continuing to encourage appropriate distancing between family groups seated. Masks are still required.
In light of the new CDC mask guidelines and in line with the most recent directive from our Archdiocese, our pastor, in consultation with the parish leadership team, has decided that our current protocols will not change: Masks are still required for everyone in our buildings.
WHAT WE’RE DOING TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE AT ST. ANDREW
The church continues to be sanitized between every Liturgy, including the pews, door handles, push plates, and restrooms.
• To ensure social distancing, occupancy continues to be limited to 25% of the church’s capacity.
• Families residing together must arrive together and sit together. Different households are separated by 6 ft.
• Face masks continue to be required for everyone age 2 and older (vaccinated or not vaccinated).
• Holy Communion continues to be offered under one species, and only in the hand.
• Song sheets will continue to be provided for a one-time use.
• Hand sanitizers will continue to be available at all entry points.
• The weekend Saturday 4 PM Vigil in English and 7:00 PM Vigil in Spanish will continue to be livestreamed for the homebound.
• At this time, the Holy water fonts will continue to be empty. There is a holy water dispenser in the Narthex.
Thank you for your continued support!
Starting Saturday, May 22, the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was lifted in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
While the general dispensation is removed, there are specific instances where the dispensation will still be applicable, as well as some circumstances in which there is no obligation in the first place. Click here to view those circumstances.
Weekend Mass Schedule
GUIDELINES TO CONSIDER BEFORE COMING TO MASS:
For a complete list of guidelines, please click HERE or watch a summary below
Weekday Mass - in the Church
Civic Holidays: 9:00 AM (Communion Service)
At this time, we are not having Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until further notice. The church is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 AM to 1 PM for prayer only. However, the Blessed Sacrament is not exposed.
Miraculous Medal Novena
Join us to pray the Miraculous Medal Novena on Mondays at 7 PM inside the church.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 PM and by appointment. To make an appointment with Fr. Dan Fleming, our pastor, please contact Marcela Crowe at [email protected] or 770-641-9720 ext 240 between Monday and Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Please continue to monitor your health daily for fever and symptoms of respiratory illness.
Consider the following Georgia Department of Public Health recommendations: Daily, assess for the below COVID-19 symptoms PRIOR TO Returning to the church using the following checklist:
o Fever or chills
o New loss of taste or smell
o Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing □ Sore throat
o Congestion or runny nose
o Muscle or body aches
o Nausea or vomiting
For more information on symptoms, and how to care for yourself and others, please click here.