Updated: Oct 21
The Diocese of Rochester has issued updated guidelines to its parishes in light of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's June 15 order lifting COVID-19 restrictions in New York State. Below we have outlined these updates and how St. Charles Borromeo will proceed at this time:
Consistent with the State's implementation of the recent CDC guidance, masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals.
If you are fully vaccinated, masks are no longer required. However, it is your choice as to whether to wear one or not.
At St. Charles will offer a section of "social distancing" seating for those who wish to maintain distancing. The "social distancing" section will be the section closest to Dewey Avenue.
Holy Communion will continue to be distributed only in the form of the Sacred Host. Please remember to sanitize hands before receiving Communion.
Holy water fonts located at the doors will remain empty.
Beginning this weekend, we are reintroducing the congregational singing to Mass parts only (Holy, Holy; Amen; Lamb of God).
We will continue to practice the modified expression of the Sign of Peace with no physical handshaking, but with a greeting and/or wave to each other.
Reservations are no longer required to attend Mass.
At this time, entrance to the Church will continue to be limited to the handicapped entrance.
Until we reintroduce ushers to take up the weekly collections, please remember to use the donation wells located in Church. Thank you!
We appreciate your cooperation through these ever-changing times. We are happy to see more and more of you back at Mass. We have missed you!