We are open for the public celebration of the Eucharist in line with the following guidelines from the Diocese of Providence which have been updated in consultation with the R.I. Department of Health.
The elderly and those with weakened health conditions are encouraged to stay home. If you are ill or are just not feeling well, you must stay home. If you have symptoms of any sickness (even mild symptoms), you must stay home.
Seating is increased to 80% of our fire code capacity, which is 138 people. Additionally, physical (social) distancing is reduced from 6-feet to 3-feet. Therefore, previously roped-off pews have been made available for seating once again.
Wear a face mask to help limit the potential spread of infection and to provide fellow parishioners with a sign of assurance that we care for each other. Individuals who are 2-years old or younger, or who have difficulty breathing, or who are unable to remove the mask without assistance do not wear a face mask.
Ushers will remind or assist you to sanitize your hands at the church entrance.
Keep a distance of at least 3-feet from one another unless you are with members of your household.
Liturgical processions to and from Altar, including the Offertory procession with members of the congregation bring the Gifts to the Altar
Congregational singing is encouraged along with choirs keeping in mind recommended physical distancing
Holy water fonts may be filled at the entrance of the church
Father and Deacon will sanitize their hands before distributing Holy Communion.
Coming forward with your face mask on, when presented with the Body of Christ, respond “Amen.” Remove your face mask; receive and consume the Host; and replace your face mask.
If Father or Deacon inadvertently touches someone in giving Communion, he will place the Communion vessel on a nearby table, purify his fingers in water, and sanitize his hands before giving Communion to the next person.
The 10:00 AM Sunday Mass will be livestreamed on Facebook at facebook.com/foster.catholic
We will broadcast the Mass on 107.90 FM on car radios for those who choose not to enter the church—or could not enter due to the occupancy limit.
Those who participate in Mass from the outside will be brought Communion if they choose to receive.