We have been advised by parishioners in the health care profession that they are already seeing record numbers of flu cases and that apparently, as we have heard on the news, the flu vaccine is only helping about 10%. Therefore we are taking steps to alleviate the spread of the flu:
1) At least through February we will only offer the Consecrated Host during communion.
2) We are asking that you refrain from holding hands (except with family members) during the Lord’s Prayer … people are not being rude by not taking you hand… they are being cautious.
3) Please refrain from shaking your neighbors hand at the beginning of Mass and at the sign of peace. A nod of the head, a smile, and the words, “Christ’s Peace be with you” works!