We are pleased to announce more good news about the relaxation of covid protocols as the state moves into the final phase of reopening. Effective June 11, the following changes will take place at Immaculate Conception:
- Signup is no longer needed, and CHECK-IN IS NO LONGER NEEDED at the doors. All entrances to the Narthex will be unlocked.
- MASKS ARE OPTIONAL FOR THOSE WHO ARE VACCINATED. Masks are still encouraged for the unvaccinated, those at high risk, or anyone who wants to wear one. IC will not be asking about vaccination status of those attending Mass.
- Hand sanitizer will be available in the aisles, but ushers will not be distributing it or directing traffic. Please proceed to the communion station for your section when it is your turn and at the end of Mass exit when you are ready after the priest has processed to the door.
- The readings will be printed in the bulletin each week. New Hymnals will not be available until they are next printed in November.
- Please contact Lib Thorson if you are interested in volunteering as a Greeter, Lector, Altar Server, or Eucharistic Minister. Ministers will be asked to affirm they have been vaccinated. Others may be allowed to minister without vaccination if they can provide proof of infection and recovery.
- Greeters: Greeters will continue welcome parishioners, help them find seats, answer questions, etc. Vaccination is recommended. Greeters who are not vaccinated must wear a mask.
- Lector: Vaccinated lectors may read without a mask. If a lector is not vaccinated, they must continue to wear their mask while reading at the ambo.
- Eucharistic Minister: Ministers will continue to wear masks at communion. Eye protection is not needed. Vaccination is required.
- Altar Server: We will be holding a training for servers soon. Vaccination is recommended. Servers who have not been vaccinated must wear a mask.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we endured the protocols that allowed us to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic. Please thank all those who volunteered to help take attendance, sanitize, or usher during reopening. May God help us to continue to enjoy good health and freedom from mitigations.