Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021, will see Bishop Earl Boyea’s dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days expire across the Diocese of Lansing.

“Come home, come on back,” says Bishop Boyea, “first of all, because it is Pentecost, the feast to the birthday of the Church. So, it's a great day to encourage all of our people to come back to church. This is part of our obligation to God: to worship God and to worship God as a community.”

Welcome Back to Church

Re-engagement Plan at St. Mary Magdalen Phase 2

Beginning Pentecost weekend, May 22/23, pending further discussion with our Wellness and Reopening Committee Chairs, we will move into Phase 2 of our Re-engagement Plan outlined below:

 

Saturday 4:30 Vigil Mass:

30% "seating capacity" in worship space for social distancing.

     Approximately 200 (20% seating capacity are currently attending.)

Signs will indicate which seats are available for seating (every other row.)

Masks will be required in the assembly but not on the altar platform.

Liturgical ministers in service.

Congregational singing.

Communion lines as normal pre-Covid.

The Community Room will be open and available for overflow with social distancing.

4:30pm Mass will continue to be livestreamed and recorded for broadcast on our website, YouTube and Facebook.

No Communion outside of Mass (Drive Thru Communion).

Sunday 9am and 11am Masses:

Increase to 100% "seating capacity". 

      Aproximately 200 (20% seating capacity are currently attending.)

      Pre-Covid we averaged 450 people at each Mass (45% seating capacity.)

No blocking off rows. 

Masks will be required in the assembly but not on the altar platform

Liturgical ministers in service.

Congregational singing.

Communion lines as normal pre-Covid.

Coffee and doughnuts will return outside under the portico of the Church.

No Communion outside of Mass (Drive Thru Communion).