Covid-19 Updates

We miss you all, and can’t wait to see you again! When this pandemic began, we sheltered in place, not only for ourselves, but to protect the most vulnerable among us. Currently, we are slowly but surely working toward reopening. We are also strongly aware that there are still hot spots of increasing infection, which tells us that we must be patient, and diligent, with an abundance of caution. We are grateful for your continued sacrifice, and for being the shelter of one another at this perilous time.

UPDATE: Read Fr. Gerry’s Easter Letter 2021

Our Mass schedule evolves as the pandemic situation changes.

Indoor Mass Information

We are slowly trying to gather indoors for more Masses. Please continue to be patient… as we continue to learn new ways of gathering as Church. It is hopeful that the conditions of the pandemic around us will continue to allow us to do this more and more, including for Holy Week. Currently, we are offering some indoor services at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

  • When you reserve a seat, our system automatically closes off seats next to you to maintain social distance. Please direct single seating towards smaller sections and/or near the aisles.
  • Print your e-mail reservation or save it to your phone if possible and bring it to church with you.
  • Arrive up to ten minutes early to help facilitate you finding your seats.
  • Wear a mask and maintain SIX feet of social distance throughout.

Outdoor Mass Information

Mass Registration

Outdoor Masses take place in the parking lot of the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center. You are asked to register for the outdoor Mass to assist with planning, as well as to ensure our ability to assist with contact tracing, if necessary.   Due to mandated restrictions, space will be limited. 

  • If you are coming alone, please register for one “spot” and, on Sunday look for special seating near the white barricade poles and trees on the plaza.   
  • If you are coming with your family, please indicate all the “spots” that you will need for individuals and provide names of all family members.  When you arrive on Sunday, please look for an available designated parking space for your family.   

You will receive a confirmation e-mail when complete. If possible, please print this to turn in when you arrive. If printing is not possible, please write the information down on paper to turn in when you arrive.

Remember to bring along printed registration information, wear a face mask, bring a chair, and travel with a gracious spirit as we return to our public celebrations of Eucharist together. 

Mass Guidance and Expectations

Please review this this video in English or this video in Spanish for more information regarding expectations for participation.

  • If you are sick or someone in your family is sick, please do not come to Mass. If you are high risk or live with someone who is high risk, please consider not coming to Mass. The Archbishop has dispensed all from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Masses are streamed online. We miss you, but please stay safe.
  • Ushers will help direct you for parking, seating, and receiving Communion.
  • Seating positions are marked in the parking lot and plaza. Please bring your own chair to sit on.
  • Everyone must wear a mask, which covers the nose and mouth, throughout the entire Mass, except when receiving communion.
  • Please keep the social distancing requirement of 6 feet away from the closest person; however members of the same household may sit together.
  • Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass, on the hand; please keep 6 feet away from the person in front of you. You can adjust your face mask to receive communion.
  • Wave respectfully to others during the Sign of Peace, rather than shaking hands or hugging.
  • There will be no congregational singing.
  • No bathrooms will be available.

Update: Read Father Gerry’s November 2020 letter – English or Spanish

Update: Pastor’s Letter – May 29, 2020 (“So…WHEN can we come back to church?”)

Emergency needs: The St. John’s Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) is available to help parish families with emergency needs. Call their number and you will get a quick response: 410-964-1440

Safe Reopening: Please contact Fr. Ferdinand if you can volunteer to help ensure the health and safety of our community when we return to Masses.

Previous Covid-19 video messages

Photos of Mass during Pandemic