PUBLIC MASSES HAVE RESUMED (50% OCCUPANCY):
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish is celebrating public Masses with the following schedule.
Saturday: 5:30 PM Vigil Mass; Sunday: 8:30 AM Mass & 11:00 AM Mass.
Daily Mass: Thursday, Mar. 4th, 11:00 AM.
Due to COVID-19, Mass is being recorded for use on our website, Facebook page and various Diocesan digital media accounts of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, including, but not limited to the websites of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond and The Catholic Virginian and social media platforms of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Photography and/or screenshot images from the recordings may be used for The Catholic Virginian print edition. If you do not wish to be captured by recording, please refrain from attending the 5:30 PM Vigil Mass.
Each Mass is limited to 50% capacity to allow for 6 foot social distancing.
Parishioners who are 65 and older and people who are immunocompromised are encouraged to remain home at this time. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass remains in effect.
Mass Attendance Guidelines:
Face Coverings – All present for the liturgy ages 5 and over must wear cloth face coverings.
Hand sanitizer – All present are urged to sanitize their hands upon entering the Church or bring their own.
Church Entrance Questions – 1. Do you or anyone in your household have a fever (temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher)? 2. In the past two (2) weeks, have you or anyone in your household presented symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, chills, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, with no alternative diagnosis? 3. Have you or anyone in your household had a positive diagnostic test for the virus that causes COVID-19 in the prior 10 days? 4. In the past two (2) weeks, have you or anyone in your household been exposed to a COVID-19 case – less than six (6) feet for greater than a cumulative 15 minutes over a 24 hour period without wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?
If any individual or household responds “yes” to any question or are not wearing a cloth face covering (if they are age 5 and older), they are not permitted to enter the Church.
The complete “Return to Mass Guidelines” from the Richmond Diocese can be read at:
Mass is available for viewing on our SEAS Parish Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SEASCatholic/ or under “View Mass” here at: https://seascatholicchurch.org/view-mass/.
Contributions help support the work of the Church now and throughout the year and can be mailed to P.O. Box 648, Quinton, VA 23141 or done here: https://seascatholicchurch.org/support-your-parish/.
For continuing updates around the state of Virginia, visit: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/.