August 3, 2020
A statement from the five Indiana bishops on the dispensation from the obligation of Sunday Mass attendance
“While commending our pastors and pastoral life coordinators who have gone to great lengths to assure safe worship spaces in our churches, due to the increase in the COVID-19 cases in our state, the Indiana bishops have decided to extend the dispensation from the obligation of Sunday Mass attendance beyond August 15 until November 1, 2020, unless further developments determine otherwise.”
ST. TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS FEAST DAY CELEBRATION, AUGUST 9, 2020, PARISH COMMUNITY CENTER LINK
NO CALENDAR WILL BE GENERATED UNTIL WE REOPEN FULLY WITH A REGULAR MASS AND MEETING SCHEDULE. TO REGISTER FOR WEEKEND MASSES, GO TO EVENTBRITE.COM TO SIGN UP FOR SATURDAY, 4:30 PM, SUNDAY 8:30 AM AND 11 AM. DETAILED INFORMATION ON HOW TO DO THAT IS BELOW.
Only weekend Masses are being celebrated right now. Plans are being considered for a greater reopening of our parish, including meeting space, etc. At this time, our priority is the health and safety of our parishioners, so until we can properly address social distancing and sanitizing procedures, we will continue only with weekend Masses.
PROCEDURE FOR WEEKEND MASS RESERVATIONS ON EVENTBRITE.COM
To All Parishioners: There are 77 seats available at any given Mass. These seats are configured into groupings of two or three chairs. When you are reserving your spot, please reserve any unused chairs in the grouping so that a person outside of your household does not sit next to you. Also please note that you have the ability to select for each seat whether the person in that seat will be receiving communion or not receiving communion. So, if you are reserving the seat next to you and no one will actually be sitting there, please select “not receiving communion.” This will allow us to have an accurate count for communion.
To register: type in eventbrite.com. Go to “Popular in Bright.” You will see multiple pictures of St. Teresa Church. There is a separate event for each Mass; click on the picture of the one you would like to make a reservation for. This will take you to the screen that will allow you to make a reservation. Before selecting the “Register” tab, please verify that you are on the Date & Time that you want. Click on “Register” and follow the prompts.