COVID - 19 NEWs and UPDATEs
THE MASK MANDATE IS STILL IN PLACE. MASKS ARE REQUIRED WHEN IN ANY INDOOR LOCATION THAT IS NOT A RESIDENCE.
A limited number of missalettes will be available in the back of the church for you to borrow. We are limiting the missalettes to one per household and ask that you take the missalette home with you. You are welcome to bring the book with you when you attend Mass, but it must then go home with you again. According to the Diocese of Cleveland and the Ohio Department of Health, no materials can be shared among the congregation.
If you are not coming to Mass, but would like a copy of the missalette to use during the viewing of the recorded Mass, you are welcome to email us at: [email protected] and arrange a time to pick up a copy at the Parish Office. Please give us 24 hours to fulfill your request.
Updated August 1, 2020
The Ohio Department of Health has issued a Mask Mandate for the State of Ohio.
· All individuals shall wear facial coverings at all times when in any indoor location that is not a residence [item #7]
· The requirement to wear a facial covering does not apply when an individual is an officiant of a religious service [item 7(m)].
If you encounter someone who may not have a mask on, due to underlying medical conditions, please remember to keep 6 feet of distance as recommended by the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health.
Updated, May 21, 2020
Publicly celebrated weekend Liturgies are returning May 30/31st. Many changes are in store.
Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Altar Servers are needed for the Mass on the 30/31st. If you can help, please visit the "parish life" tab--- then click on "ministries" and finally click on Minister Schedules. The link for signing up is there. A detailed email for all Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers will be sent out before Sunday, May 24th.
Updated May 17, 2020
As we begin to open our churches at the end of May, there are many protocols that will be put in place to keep you safe as we return to Masses at Holy Trinity. Social Distancing will be the new normal. We are working on our sanitizing procedures and will share those here with you when we have a firm plan.
The mini congregations that we are building will allow as many parishioners as possible to worship with us on a rotating basis. We will be hosting approximately 25 households per Mass per weekend. We will contact households the week preceding the Mass that you are able to attend - hopefully we can contact everyone via email. If a parishioner does not have email, we will contact them by phone call. At this time, we do not know how often you will be able to attend Mass and are grateful for your patience as we try to get everyone an opportunity to return to Mass with us.
It is our plan to continue to videotape our Masses and share them with you on our website every Sunday morning for those who remain at home.
There is much information to read on the Diocese of Cleveland website....dioceseofcleveland.org
Please stay tuned to this page and our website for up-to-date information.
Update -- May 24, 2020
Update: April 10, 2020
Fr. Misenko is aware of the many different prayerful resources available to our community and the nation on the internet and social media. To meet the needs of our younger parishioners Fr. Misenko has decided to record a mass for the students and children of the parish. During the school year, he has Mass at 12:00 Noon for the students of Holy Trinity. He is hoping to keep that tradition going with a Mass once a week on Wednesdays. You are welcome to view that Mass here. Children's Mass - Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Live Streamed Masses -
There are many different opportunities around our Diocese to view a live-streamed or on demand weekend or weekday Mass. Please visit the Diocese of Cleveland website for weekend Mass opportunities.
Thank You -
From Fr. Misenko..... "I thank those individuals who have mailed their contribution envelopes and those who are making payments online through FaithDirect. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are greatly appreciated."
Confessions - Cancelled
All Confession times have been cancelled.
Adoration - Thursdays
Adoration is still being held on Thursdays from 10 AM to 3 PM. Please remember the CDCs directive of 6 ft of physical distance between you and another person. The CDC also recommends washing your hands before you arrive and immediately upon returning home. Hand sanitizer is highly recommended if you cannot immediately wash your hands.
First Communion - Postponed
First Communion has been post-poned until Saturday, October 3, 2020
RCIA - Postponed
We are waiting for word from the Diocese as to how to move forward with our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.