COVID-19 Update

UPDATE 6-4-2021

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


UPDATE 5-14-2021

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! 


UPDATE 4-29-2021

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

  • Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM (English) and 7:00 PM (Spanish)
  • Sunday: 7:30 AM (Spanish), 10:00 AM (English) and 1:00 PM (English)
             *The nursery is not available until further notice. 

GUIDELINES TO CONSIDER BEFORE COMING TO MASS:

  • Wash your hands before arriving to Church.
  • Face coverings are still required on campus and for the duration of Mass for ages 2 and up.
  • Arrive early - church doors will open 30 minutes before Mass begins.
  • Attendance will be on a “first come first seated” basis.
  • Families who wish to sit together, must arrive together.
  • Entrance through the Narthex only (mobility challenged may use glass corridor from street side of the building).

For a complete list of guidelines, please click HERE or watch a summary below

 


Weekday Mass - in the Church

  • Monday. Thursday and Friday: 9:00 AM (English)
  • Tuesday: 7:00 PM (Spanish)

Civic Holidays: 9:00 AM (Communion Service)


Adoration 

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. 


Confessions

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 Headache
o Cough 
o New loss of taste or smell
o Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing □ Sore throat
o Fatigue 
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.