New Mask Mandate
Due to the increase of the number of those affected by COVID-19, the Diocese of El Paso has returned to the mandate of mask wearing for all Church functions immediately. Let us do our part in protecting ourselves, our neighbor and bringing the number of cases down.
Click here for more information; New Mask Mandate 8-21 – Diocese of El Paso (elpasodiocese.org)
Debido al aumento del número de personas afectadas por COVID-19, la Diócesis de El Paso ha vuelto al mandato de usar cobrabocas para todas las funciones de la Iglesia de inmediato. Hagamos nuestra parte para protegernos a nosotros mismos, a nuestro vecino y reducir el número de casos.
Listed are revised Protocols for all parishes in the Diocese of El Paso
Beginning July 1 Masks will continue to be required for all unvaccinated persons 3yrs old an over on church property. For persons who have been fully vaccinated, masks will not be required. The parish is not being asked to enforce the requirement that unvaccinated people wear a mask. It will be based on the honor system.
Those who serve in parish ministries must be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking these ministries for their own safety and that of those with whom they come into contact. This include, altar servers, and people who work in the kitchen and all those who serve as volunteers.
Priests and all Eucharistic should continue to wear masks when distributing communion. They should sanitize their hands in an unobtrusive way before and after distributing Holy Communion. Fully vaccinated persons that come forward to receive Holy Communion will not be required to wear masks. Communion will continue to be received on the hand only.
RETURN TO THE OBLIGATION OF CATHOLICS TO ATTEND SUNDAY MASS
Beginning August 1-The dispensation from the Obligation to Attend Mass on Sunday will be lifted. Catholics who have reached the age of reason will once again be obliged to be present at Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday if they are not otherwise impeded by a grave or contagious illness or serious disabilities.
Photos from the Confirmation Mass celebrated during the last 5 weeks! There was a total of 4 groups that received the Sacrament of Confirmation. The 1st two groups should have been confirmed last year but because of the pandemic they are receiving the sacrament this year. What a special day that we get to celebrate with you! Congratulations and good luck to you as you continue to grow your faith!
Confirmation photos are available for download. Please click on the links above. Then you will be able to see the photos. Click on your child’s photo and you will see the option to download to your computer.
1st Communion photos are now available for download. Please click on the links above. Then you will be able to see the photos. Click on your child’s photo and you will see the option to download to your computer. Congratulations to all the children that received their 1st Holy Communion!