Outdoor Masses

Outdoor Masses: With the closure of indoor gatherings due to the rise in Covid-19, we are grateful to be able to offer in-person outdoor Masses. Our extreme desert weather poses an additional challenge to the requirements imposed by the Governor. We will celebrate Masses outside of the New Church. Please plan to dress for the hot weather and bring your own water and chair. For the safety and well being of all who attend and serve at each Mass the following norms must be followed: Masses will be limited to 100 persons, maintain social distancing of six feet minimum (except those that reside in the same household), face-covering must be worn at all times except prior to receiving the consecrated host in the hand, avoid all physical contact during Mass. The only communal response will be when the celebrant raises the host to the congregation and says “the body of Christ” ‘ congregation will respond “Amen”.