Notice: Friday, July 3rd.
Because the secular holiday in observance of July 4th has been moved to Friday, July 3rd, the Fathers of the Oratory will celebrate
one Mass, at 10:00am, on that day. In addition, there will be no scheduled confessions on Friday, July 3rd.
While the secular holiday is transferred, the liturgical calendar is not, and thus the Mass on July 3rd will be the Mass for the Feast of Saint Thomas, and the Mass for Independence Day will be celebrated at the 10am Mass on Saturday, July 4th.
Reservations for Mass
While all individuals will continue to be limited to two advanced reservations a week (advanced = made more than 24 hours in advance), there will be no limitations placed on the number of standby reservations an individual may make (standby = made after 12:00pm the previous day). This means that each day, at 12:00noon, any spots still available for Masses the next day may be taken by anyone, regardless of the number of Masses they have already attended that week, or of the number of advanced reservations they have made.
Individuals attending Mass at the Oratory may enter the chapel beginning 20 minutes before Mass. All attendees MUST be present 5 minutes before Mass, at which time the front doors will be locked, and no further entries will be possible.
When you come to Mass at the Oratory please remember that:
A porter will be present at the front door of the Oratory.
All attendees must check in with the porter before entering the Oratory for Mass. Only those whose names are on the list will be able to attend Mass (unless there are still spots available for that day/time).
Attendees will be assigned a seat in the chapel. If a booking is made for more than one attendee, all attendees on the booking will be assumed to be a household/family and will be seated together.
All attendees more than two years of age must wear a mask during Mass.
Communion will be distributed to the congregation at the end of Mass. More information concerning the process for receiving communion will be provided to all attendees.
Immediately following the reception of Holy Communion, attendees are asked to exit the Oratory through the door at the back of the chapel.
All Masses for the coming week (Monday morning - Saturday evening) will become available for reservations the Thursday prior.
Advanced Reservations = reservations made more than 24 hours beforehand. Number of advanced reservations permitted per person, per week: 2.
Standby Reservations = reservations made after 12noon on the day before. Number of standby reservations permitted per person, per week: unlimited.
How To Make A Mass Reservation
Instructional Video for Holy Mass
Online Group - "The Spiritual Life."
If you are interested in joining Father David's online group on the Spiritual Life please email Father David at firstname.lastname@example.org. The group meets live via zoom on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm.
Monday-Friday: 12pm-1pm and 4pm-5pm.
Saturday: 11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10am-4pm, and 6pm-10pm.
The chapel will be open for prayer 10m-10pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, but the Blessed Sacrament will not be exposed.
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