Beginning this Sunday, 27 March, 9am EST we will no longer require pre-registration in order to attend the Sunday Eucharist. We are also lifting the capacity limits on the numbers who can attend. For any who wish to attend chapel services, and who want to maintain physical distancing, the Lady Chapel will be set aside for this purpose. In order to enhance the chapel’s ventilation, we will continue to keep doors and windows open. Please dress appropriately.
Because this is our home, and several Brothers fall into the vulnerable persons category, we will require all who attend chapel services to be fully vaccinated and boosted. For the time being, out of an abundance of caution, we will continue to require people to wear masks.
Beginning this Sunday, we will also use bread, rather than wafers, for Holy Communion. Communion will continue to be in one kind (bread). We want to watch the numbers for a few more weeks before we offer the chalice to the congregation. Remember, the Church has always taught that the fullness of the Sacrament is received when only one form (bread or wine) is received by the communicant. When we do start to offer the chalice at Communion, you will be free not to receive from it, should you choose.
We believe these protocols are appropriate at this time because we are requiring attendants to be fully vaccinated and boosted.
As we have been doing for most of the pandemic, we will continue to livestream many of our services.