Safe Environment Training Renewal July 1st
All Safe Environment Training (SET) expired on June 30th.
All volunteers at St. Paul's will need to recertify for the upcoming year, taking either the Renewal (if certified for 2021) or Foundation with Background Check (if not currently certified) courses. Volunteers have until December 31, 2022 to recertify (youth volunteers have until January 31, 2023) - failure to comply will mean suspension from volunteer duties. Courses are online only this year and are available through CMG Connect.
Starting Monday, September 5th
All Masses, Daily and Sunday, will be in the Church***
Mass Times and Confessions remain the same.
***During the week, the Church will remain open from 6 am to 1 pm for private prayer.
The Adoration Chapel will continue to be open from 6 am to 1 pm Sunday - Friday, and 6 am to 6 pm Saturdays.
We are now live-streaming the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings. Please join us via our YouTube channel here.
For more information, please view our Communication for Live Streaming at St Paul.
Several precautions are in place regarding cleaning, distancing, sanitizing, etc. We will continue to update these logistics to provide a safe Church environment for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, such as:
- No gathering/socializing before or after Masses – continue to pray in silence
- Masks are optional for parishioners - mandatory for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
- All books, pens, cards, etc. will be removed from pews
- Sanitized books for use as well as a place to return ‘used’ books are available
- The bulletin now contains all songs and responses for every weekend Mass
- Special cleaning protocols
- Longer standing times during communion
- Hand sanitation stations before and after reception of the Eucharist (both on the tongue and in the hand)
If unable to attend Sunday Mass, Catholics are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion, pray the Rosary and other devotional prayers, and watch the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on TV or online. For TV, visit the EWTN channel (Dish 261, DirecTV 370, Cox 113) or on AZ-TV channel 7. For online live-streams or recordings of Sunday Mass, please consider the our own live-stream, or the Diocese of Phoenix's YouTube channel.