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Resumption of Public Masses

The Cathedral has resumed public Masses. The Cathedral has reduced its maximum capacity to 70 persons.

  • The Cathedral has adjusted its Mass and confession schedule to allow adequate time for the cleaning and disinfecting of the church following each gathering. (This is subject to change moving forward as the health crisis evolves)

The new schedule is:

  • Daily Mass Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., and 12:10 p.m. (The 12:10 p.m. Mass will also be live streamed across our social media channels, made available on our website, and broadcast on CTV)

  • Daily Mass Saturday: 6:30 a.m.

  • Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 p.m. (The 4:00 p.m. Mass will also be live streamed across our social media channels, made available on our website, and broadcast on CTV)

  • Sunday Mass: 6:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

  • Confession: Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Church will open 30 minutes before Mass and 10 minutes before confession.​

 

  • To maintain proper social distancing standards (6ft. apart), the Cathedral Church has reduced its maximum capacity to 70 persons.

  • Social distancing must be maintained by everyone when present in the Church. Ministers of Hospitality will be available should you need assistance but they will be practicing social distancing as well.

  • Remain attentive to the social distancing floor markers as well as other signage which will direct you in your actions while in the Church.

  • A face mask or covering is required to be worn when you are in the church. The mask may be removed only for the consumption of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

 

  • The dispensation to attend Mass continues. You are encouraged to watch the Mass from the safety of your home, especially if you are in an increased age group (60+), have an illness which increases your risk, or have symptoms of the virus.

What to Expect When You Arrive for Mass

  • Entry to the Cathedral Church will be restricted to the main entrance on Wyoming Avenue.

(handicapped persons will still be able to enter via the door on Linden Street)

  • Exit from the Cathedral Church will be restricted to the two upper side doors.

  • Put on your face mask/covering before you approach the Church entrance.

 

  • The doors will be propped open so you do not have to touch the handle.​

 

  • Be prepared to wait outside before you gain entry to the Church. There may be delays as those in front of you find a seat.

 

  • Once you enter the Church, take a bulletin. The bulletin now contains the readings and Mass responses. The missalettes have been removed.

 

  • If you intend to make your weekly contribution, you must do so as you enter the Church using the stationary collection box found in front of the Baptismal Font.

 

  • Sanitize your hands using the hand sanitizer station.

 

  • Remain in your pew. Do not try to find an alternate seat.

Distribution of Holy Communion

  • Distribution of Holy Communion will take place after the conclusion of Mass.

 

  • When you are directed to the Communion line, take all of your belongings with you from the pew.

 

  • Maintain social distancing while in the Communion line.

 

  • Step to the side after the priest/deacon places the sacred host in your hand. Remove your face mask/covering when you are ready to place the sacred host in your mouth.

 

  • Consume the sacred host and immediately put your face mask/covering on.

 

  • Depart the church after receiving Communion. DO NOT return to your pew.

 

  • Make your prayer of thanksgiving once you have left the church.

What to Expect When You Arrive for Confession

  • Put on your face mask/covering before you approach the Church entrance.

 

  • The doors will be propped open so you do not have to touch the handle.

 

  • Sanitize your hands using the hand sanitizer station.

 

  • The Minister of Hospitality will direct you to the line for confession.

 

  • The maximum number of persons allowed in line is 25. You may need to wait outside for a space to become available.

 

  • After you have made your confession, exit the Church immediately. Do your penance you receive once you exit the Church.

The Cathedral of Saint Peter is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton. The Cathedral has been serving the faithful of the diocese and beyond since 1853.

CONTACT US

Tel: 570-344-7231

Fax: 570-344-4749

 

315 Wyoming Avenue 

Scranton, PA 18503

 

info@stpeterscathedral.org  

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