We are asking people who attend Mass at Mother of God to practice the regular safety precautions that are recommended by the federal and state governments and by the Diocese of Covington. We are seeing spikes in the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus around the country, and it is important that we do all that we can to keep ourselves safe and healthy and to keep those around us safe and healthy.
The church has been marked off so that we are only using every other pew and so that we will be six feet apart from those around us. Couples and families that live together are permitted to sit together. Please do not kneel during Mass. Standing and sitting are okay, but kneeling puts one person too close to the person in front of them.
Wear a mask. The mask is not there to protect you, but to protect others from you. If it was only your health that was at risk, and you did not want to wear it, then we would not insist on it. But if you are not wearing a mask, you are putting those around you at risk, and that is not acceptable.
At Communion time, come forward using the two side aisles. Maintain a 6-ft. distance between you and the person in front of you. Return to your seat by the center aisle.
After Mass, do not gather in the door ways so that we do not create a backlog of people. If you gather outside, please maintain proper distancing and continue to wear your mask. We are sanitizing the pews, restrooms, handles and stair rails between each Mass.
Thank you for following these protocols. We are doing all that we can to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time, and we appreciate your cooperation and support in this endeavor.
–Fr. Mike Comer
P.S. Sorry About That
Last week, in the office, we were working on two separate bulletins. Because of the Independence Day weekend, we needed to get both bulletins done by the previous Friday. Unfortunately, I sent my bulletin column for this week in for last week. Those who went to Mass and got a bulletin got my column for July 5, rather than the one for June 28. My material for The Connector was correct. If you got a bulletin last week, please go to The Connector, the parish newsletter, for last week for the full information.
Other than my column, the rest of the bulletin for last week was correct. I was the problem, not Judy, my secretary. She has her hands full keeping me on track.