In charity and for the protection of our priests and all others, please do not come to the parish if you are exhibiting any signs of being sick, even if you believe it is just a cold or allergies. These signs include but are not limited to the following: cough, fever, sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, stomach issues, etc.
As stated in the most recent Diocesan Decree (Phase 2 – May 18th), we will continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the safety and health of others. From the decree:
- Groups may not exceed 25% of total listed capacity for church buildings and all social distancing requirements (six feet of separation) must be strictly followed when individuals are present in church buildings.
- When the Faithful are seated in the church building, pastors will ensure that the Faithful keep at least two empty seats (or six feet separation) between parties in any row, except when two or more members of the same household sit adjacent to one another, with two seats (or six feet of separation) empty on either side. Pastors must ensure that every other row is left empty. Which seats are available and which are closed will need to be indicated with clear signs.
- It is strongly encouraged that those present in a church building wear proper face coverings, following local civil orders where appropriate.
- All Catholics of the Diocese of Dallas remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass “on Sundays and other holy days of Obligation” (canon 1247). The requirement to receive communion during the Easter season (canon 920) may be fulfilled at another time during the year.
To ensure that numbers do not exceed the maximum capacity of 25% occupancy (75 people per building) for each weekday Mass, please sign up for the Mass(es) in which you plan to attend. To have daily Mass signup links sent to you each week via email or text, please sign up for Flocknote updates.
Parking will be available on the East and South side of the church. Please, do not park on 6th Street.
Please be advised – Rev. Karl Pikus, F.S.S.P. has limited attendance to his parishioners only at St. Benedict Parish, Fort Worth.