Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions for Religious Services and Activities

The CDC (Center for Disease Control), NYS and the Archdiocese have all issued guidance on the updated protocols for those who have been fully vaccinated vs. those who remain unvaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. FULLY vaccinated means an individual who has received both Moderna or Pfizer doses, or the Johnson & Johnson single dose and for whom at least two weeks have gone by since receiving the second dose.

Because our churches are open to the public as a welcome place for people regardless of vaccination status, it is advised to create a “physical distance section” within the church for those who are required to wear masks and engage in physical distancing. There are many fully vaccinated individuals who are yet not comfortable returning to pre-pandemic lifestyle and who wish to continue to wear masks and maintain distance even though they are vaccinated.

With these guidelines in mind the right side of each church has been designated as the “physical distance section”. The left side of the church is open seating. We ask that you respect this as we return to some of our usual activities. We will continue to sanitize the church and offer hand sanitizer as you enter the church. Hopefully, very soon, we will be able to close the chapter on this pandemic and return to our normal way of life.

To summarize:

right side of church – those who, for whatever reason, are not  yet fully vaccinated or who may, for now, feel more comfortable in    the restricted seating.  Those in this section will be required to      social distance and wear masks.

left side of church – those who are FULLY vaccinated may sit        anywhere they wish without spacing.  Masks will be optional in          this section.

Thank you for your cooperation as we attempt to return to normal

Saturday Vigil Mass:

4:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

5:15 p.m at St. Joan of Arc

Sunday Mass:

10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

11:15 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc

Daily mass is on Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 a.m. in the church hall at St. Joan of Arc and Monday, Tuesday & Thursday  8 a.m. in the main church at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Each Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (and by appointment)

Office is closed on Tuesdays

Office located in

St. Joan of Arc Rectory

32 Eagle Valley Rd

Sloatsburg, NY 10974

845-753-5239