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Updated Protocols (As of 6/19/21)

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!

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