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Attending Mass at St. Denis

Everyone who attends Mass needs a valid ticket, which can be obtained online via our new ticketing system, stdenischurch.eventbrite.com.  The online ticketing system is self-explanatory.  The tickets are free, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Tickets for each Mass are available through Eventbrite at 12:00 noon four days before the Mass.  For example, tickets for the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Friday are available through Eventbrite at 12:00 noon on Monday; tickets for the 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Masses on Saturday are available through Eventbrite at 12:00 noon on Tuesday; and tickets for the all of the Masses on Sunday are available through Eventbrite at 12:00 noon on Wednesday.

Each ticket has a unique QR code for an assigned seat, and is not transferrable.  In the church, people will be seated in every third row, with at least six feet of separation, except when two or more members of the same household sit adjacent to one another.

If you have a ticket for a Mass and will not use it, please cancel the ticket through the online ticketing system.  This will free up the ticket for someone else to use.

If you have questions or do not have access to the Internet, please call the Pastoral Office (909-861-7106) for assistance.

What to do when attending Mass at St. Denis

  • Obtain a valid ticket as described above.
  • On the day when you will attend Mass, do a self-assessment. If you have COVID-19, have been exposed to COVID-19, live with someone who has COVID-19, or have one or more symptoms of COVID-19 (such as fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea; etc.), please stay home and do not come to the church.
  • Before coming to St. Denis for Mass, make sure that you bring with you a valid ticket for that Mass. (The ticket may be printed out on paper or be accessible on your smartphone.)
  • Please bring hand sanitizer with you so that you can sanitize your hands in the church. This will reduce the amount of sanitizer that the parish has to buy.
  • Please bring a face covering with you because you will need to wear a face covering at all times when visiting St. Denis, including during the Mass (except for children under age 2).
  • At all times, maintain strict social distancing of at least six feet from other people (except for members of your own household).
  • Strict social distancing begins in the parking lot. Please do not park adjacent to another car. Every other parking space in the lot has been marked off to facilitate social distancing by preventing people from parking their cars next to each other. Please wear your face covering when you exit your vehicle.
  • At least fifteen minutes before the start of the Mass, please go to the courtyard, where two entrance doors will be open for Sunday Masses and one entrance door will be open for weekday Masses. You probably will have to wait in line to enter the church. Please stand at least six feet apart from other people who do not live in your household, although members of the same household may stand together. The blue markings on the pavement in the courtyard indicate where to stand.
  • At the door of the church, a staff member or volunteer will scan the QR code on your ticket. If you do not have a valid ticket for that Mass with a valid QR code, you will not be admitted, and will be asked to return to your home.
  • If you are not wearing a face covering, you will not be admitted to the church.
  • As you enter the church, you will have to sanitize your hands with your own sanitizer or with sanitizer that a volunteer or employee will offer you.
  • Please check your section number and seat number, and locate your seat on the seating chart that is posted in the vestibule and that is posted here. Volunteers and/or employees will guide you to the section for your seat. Please go directly to your assigned seat. Please do not roam around the church or touch the statues, artwork, or other objects.
  • For Sunday Masses, you may pick up a single-use worship aid in the vestibule to use during the Mass, and then take the worship aid home with you. There are no misselettes or envelopes in the pews.
  • There will be donation baskets or boxes in the vestibule and inside the church to receive your donations. Please drop off your donations as you enter or leave the church. Alternatively, please go to our giving page (StDenis.org/giving) for other ways (such as online giving) to support St. Denis and our mission.
  • The invitation to the Sign of Peace will be omitted. No physical contact will be made during the Sign of Peace.
  • Holy Communion will be offered only in the form of bread, in the hand.
  • The dialogue between the Eucharistic minister and the communicant ("The Body of Christ."  "Amen.") will be done as a group, not individually, in order to reduce the risk of virus transmission.
  • Lines for Communion will be monitored so that communicants stand at least six feet apart and six feet distant from other participants in pews.
  • After Mass, people will be dismissed by sections to maintain social distancing.
  • When your seating section has been dismissed, please proceed directly to your vehicle. Please do not gather with others in the courtyard or the parking lot. The church needs to be empty so that our custodians can clean and sanitize the church for the next Mass.

Although the above rules and procedures may seem burdensome, we are doing all of this because we care for each other and want to protect the health and safety of our priests, staff, parishioners, and visitors.  We don’t want anyone to get sick or be infected with COVID-19, which is very dangerous and very contagious.

As we adjust to this new reality, please be kind, charitable, understanding, and patient with each other.  We need to pray and trust that, in God’s time, the pandemic will ease; and we will be able to return to a more normal way of attending Mass.

 

 
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