Mass Cancellation

August 7, 2020

There will be no Masses at St. Mary, Urbana on Monday, August 10, 2020.  The normal Mass schedule will resume on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Thank you for your understanding.

Mass Cancellation

July 6, 2020

There will be no Masses at St. Mary on Thursday, 7/9/20.  There will be a funeral for Betty Weisenberger at 11:00 a.m. at Walter & Lewis funeral home.  Please pray for the repose of her soul, and for her family during this difficult time.  Thank you.

Corpus Christi Procession

June 8, 2020

Please join us Thursday, June 11th, at 6:00 p.m. for Latin Mass and a Corpus Christi procession to follow

For the first time in an untold number of years St. Mary, Urbana, will be having a Corpus Christi procession.  Everyone is invited to come and participate in this amazing feast that honors the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Our Lord.  This is an amazing way to proclaim Our Lord to the whole world!
 
What:  Mass and Corpus Christi Procession
When:  Thursday, June 11, 2020
             Mass begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by Corpus Christi procession and Benediction
Where:  St. Mary Church, 228 Washington Ave., Urbana, OH  43078
As you may know, St. Mary, Urbana has a small but active Latin Mass community.  In the old Church calendar, tomorrow is Corpus Christi.  Normally it was celebrated with Mass and a Eucharistic procession.
A few of the folks (headed up by a few fantastic ladies) have put together the plans and all of the details for us to have a Corpus Christi procession.  I’m sorry for the short notice, but they have been able to lay out, and implemented, these plans in the last two days.
If you’ve never seen a Corpus Christi procession before, which most of us have not, and can’t visualize how beautiful it is, please see the photographs attached below.
 
For those who would like to participate in decorating, we will begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. when it is still cool.  We hope to be finished by mid-day.  Any help is always welcome. 
 
If you cannot help decorate, please come to this beautiful Mass and procession of Corpus Christi!
A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are some pictures to share.

 

**REMINDER FOR ST. MARY PARISHIONERS**

May 28, 2020

 
PROTOCOLS FOR RESUMING PUBLIC MASS AT ST. MARY, URBANA
 
Please plan to arrive early! Because of social distancing, church capacity will be significantly reduced and the number of people who attend a particular Mass will have to be regulated and limited. Please remember that you have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, and that dispensation will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Thus, those who wish to participate in Mass and receive Holy Communion can do so by attending any Mass that is celebrated any day of the week.
 
• It is possible that there will not be enough seating for everyone who wishes to attend, and that some people may have to be turned away at the door.
 
• People attending Mass are encouraged to wear a mask. Please bring your own mask. We have a VERY limited supply for those who do not have one.
 
• There is a hand sanitizer dispenser located near each entrance door.
 
• There is no holy water available in the fonts.
 
• Upon arrival at the church, please follow the posted instructions, as well as any instructions from the ushers.
 
• Some doors have been designated entrance only, and some exit only. Please use them accordingly.
 
• Every other pew has been marked with blue tape. Please only sit in pews that have blue tape on the end of the pew and along the top of the pew back.
 
• In order to maintain social distancing, one side of the nave (main body) of the church has been designated for individuals and couples, the other side of the nave (main body) of the church and the transept have been designated for families.
 
• Members of the same couple or the same family group are not required to social distance from members of their group. However, each individual, couple, or family group should social distance from the next individual, couple, or family group.
 
• Ushers will assist in seating, and will fill the church from the front to the back.
 
• There will be no choir at this time, and no seating in the choir area.
 
• Hymnals and missalettes have been removed.
 
• The Sign of Peace will be omitted.
 
• The Ushers will not be coming to collect your donations and envelopes. Instead there will be baskets for you to place your contributions in, after you receive Holy Communion. They will be marked with yellow signs.
 
• Traffic patterns for reception of Holy Communion will be different from what you’re used to. There are arrows and x’s on the floor. Father will explain it, and the ushers will be assisting and releasing rows one at a time. Please remain 6 feet from other parishioners while in line for Holy Communion. (This does not apply to parents who are assisting their small children.)
 
• When you leave your pew to receive Holy Communion, please put your kneeler up and keep the walkway clear.
 
• Parishioners WILL have the choice of receiving the Body of Christ either standing or kneeling, and either in the hand or on the tongue.
 
• The Precious Blood will not be available to the parishioners.
 
• After the Priest recesses from the church, the Ushers will assist people in leaving the church in a socially distanced manner. They will start at the front of the church.
 
• The church will be cleaned after Masses, including all high-touch points (pews, doors, handles, etc.)
 
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.
These processes are new for all of us, and it will take some time for us to get used to the changes.

**Important Information**

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC MASSES IN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, OHIO!!

The Bishops of Ohio announced that, while making every effort to respect the spirit of the governor’s “Responsible Restart Ohio Plan,” we will begin to make the public celebration of Mass available once again. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, public Masses will begin on Monday, May 25, 2020.

At the same time, we must emphasize that this is not going to be a “return to normal.” Health and safety requirements and recommendations must continue to be followed. Among these are social distancing, the use of face masks, and concern for the most vulnerable.

Because of social distancing, church capacity will be significantly reduced and the number of people who attend a particular Mass will have to be regulated and limited. Please remember that you have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, and that dispensation will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Thus, those who wish to participate in Mass and receive Holy Communion can do so by attending any Mass that is celebrated any day of the week.

PROTOCOLS FOR OUR CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PARISHES

• People attending Mass are encouraged to wear a mask. Please bring your own mask.

• There is hand sanitizer available at each entrance.

• There will be no holy water available in the fonts.

• Upon arrival at the church, please follow the instructions posted, and any instructions from the ushers.

• Seating will be limited to every other pew, and one family group should be socially distanced from other family groups within the same pew.

• Hymnals and missalettes have been removed.

• There will be no choir, and no seating in the choir area.

• The Sign of Peace will be omitted.

• Traffic patterns for reception of Holy Communion may be different from what you’re used to.

• When coming forward to receive Holy Communion, please maintain a 6-foot spacing in the line. (This does not apply to mothers or fathers and their children.)

• Parishioners will have a choice of receiving the Body of Christ standing or kneeling, and in the hand or on the tongue.

• The Precious Blood will not be available to the parishioners.

• The church will be cleaned after Masses, including all high-touch points (pews, doors, handles, etc.)

• Please plan to arrive early! Due to social distancing guidelines and spaced seating, it is possible that there will not be enough seating for everyone who wishes to attend Sunday Mass. If this is the case, it is possible that, unfortunately, you may be turned away at the door. You may attend a different Mass, including a weekday Mass, to receive Holy Communion. Remember, your Sunday obligation is still dispensed for the foreseeable future.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.
These things are new for all of us, and it will take some time for us to get used to the changes.

**ST. MARY PARISHIONERS PLEASE READ**

May 18, 2020

PROTOCOLS FOR RESUMING PUBLIC MASS AT ST. MARY, URBANA

Please plan to arrive early!  Because of social distancing, church capacity will be significantly reduced and the number of people who attend a particular Mass will have to be regulated and limited.  Please remember that you have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, and that dispensation will remain in place for the foreseeable future.  Thus, those who wish to participate in Mass and receive Holy Communion can do so by attending any Mass that is celebrated any day of the week.

  • It is possible that there will not be enough seating for everyone who wishes to attend, and that some people may have to be turned away at the door.
  • People attending Mass are encouraged to wear a mask. Please bring your own mask.  We have a VERY limited supply for those who do not have one.
  • There is a hand sanitizer dispenser located near each entrance door.
  • There is no holy water available in the fonts.
  • Upon arrival at the church, please follow the posted instructions, as well as any instructions from the ushers.
  • Some doors have been designated entrance only, and some exit only. Please use them accordingly.
  • Every other pew has been marked with blue tape. Please only sit in pews that have blue tape on the end of the pew and along the top of the pew back.
  • In order to maintain social distancing, one side of the nave (main body) of the church has been designated for individuals and couples, the other side of the nave (main body) of the church and the transept have been designated for families.
  • Members of the same couple or the same family group are not required to social distance from members of their group. However, each individual, couple, or family group should social distance from the next individual, couple, or family group.
  • Ushers will assist in seating, and will fill the church from the front to the back.
  • There will be no choir at this time, and no seating in the choir area.
  • Hymnals and missalettes have been removed.
  • The Sign of Peace will be omitted.
  • The Ushers will not be coming to collect your donations and envelopes. Instead there will be baskets for you to place your contributions in, after you receive Holy Communion.  They will be marked with yellow signs.
  • Traffic patterns for reception of Holy Communion will be different from what you’re used to. There are arrows and x’s on the floor.  Father will explain it, and the ushers will be assisting and releasing rows one at a time.  Please remain 6 feet from other parishioners while in line for Holy Communion.  (This does not apply to parents who are assisting their small children.)
  • When you leave your pew to receive Holy Communion, please put your kneeler up and keep the walkway clear.
  • Parishioners WILL have the choice of receiving the Body of Christ either standing or kneeling, and either in the hand or on the tongue.
  • The Precious Blood will not be available to the parishioners.
  • After the Priest recesses from the church, the Ushers will assist people in leaving the church in a socially distanced manner. They will start at the front of the church.
  • The church will be cleaned after Masses, including all high-touch points (pews, doors, handles, etc.)

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. These processes are new for all of us, and it will take some time for us to get used to the changes.

**PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS INFORMATION**

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC MASSES IN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, OHIO

The Bishops of Ohio announced that, while making every effort to respect the spirit of the governor’s “Responsible Restart Ohio Plan,” we will begin to make the public celebration of Mass available once again.  In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, public Masses will begin on Monday, May 25, 2020.

At the same time, we must emphasize that this is not going to be a “return to normal.”  Health and safety requirements and recommendations must continue to be followed.  Among these are social distancing, the use of face masks, and concern for the most vulnerable.

Because of social distancing, church capacity will be significantly reduced and the number of people who attend a particular Mass will have to be regulated and limited.  Please remember that you have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, and that dispensation will remain in place for the foreseeable future.  Thus, those who wish to participate in Mass and receive Holy Communion can do so by attending any Mass that is celebrated any day of the week.

PROTOCOLS FOR OUR CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PARISHES

  • People attending Mass are encouraged to wear a mask. Please bring your own mask. 
  • There is hand sanitizer available at each entrance.
  • There will be no holy water available in the fonts.
  • Upon arrival at the church, please follow the instructions posted, and any instructions from the ushers.
  • Seating will be limited to every other pew, and one family group should be socially distanced from other family groups within the same pew.
  • Hymnals and missalettes have been removed.
  • There will be no choir, and no seating in the choir area.
  • The Sign of Peace will be omitted.
  • Traffic patterns for reception of Holy Communion may be different from what you’re used to.
  • When coming forward to receive Holy Communion, please maintain a 6-foot spacing in the line. (This does not apply to mothers or fathers and their children.)
  • Parishioners will have a choice of receiving the Body of Christ standing or kneeling, and in the hand or on the tongue.
  • The Precious Blood will not be available to the parishioners.
  • The church will be cleaned after Masses, including all high-touch points (pews, doors, handles, etc.)
  • Please plan to arrive early! Due to social distancing guidelines and spaced seating, it is possible that there will not be enough seating for everyone who wishes to attend Sunday Mass.  If this is the case, it is possible that, unfortunately, you may be turned away at the door.  You may attend a different Mass, including a weekday Mass, to receive Holy Communion.  Remember, your Sunday obligation is still dispensed for the foreseeable future.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. These things are new for all of us, and it will take some time for us to get used to the changes.