4001 Victoria Way Lexington, KY 40515 T: 859-273-9999

Upcoming Masses and Protocols (Covid-19)

Since the news of the uptick in COVID numbers in Kentucky (specifically in Fayette & Jessamine County) this week we have received several questions regarding Masses at Pax Christi.  We do plan to continue with scheduled Mass.  We take this opportunity to remind you of the protocols that have kept our parish a safe place for those who have been able to return to Mass. 

Our only concern is always that everyone who attends Mass or other events at Pax Christi is safe.  We consider it a serious obligation to assure the safety of all who come to worship in this space.
Please keep in mind:
1) If you are experiencing any symptoms that might be COVID please refrain from coming to church, seek medical attention, be tested and isolate. 
2) If you have been to church and later in the day or the next few days experience symptoms that might be COVID please let us know when you were here and where you were seated.  If you know the people in close proximity to where you were sitting please be let us know. 
3) Masks must be worn.  These should be surgical or cloth masks.
4) Upon entering the church please stop at the counter to use hand sanitizer
5) Please do not gather in the welcome area or other areas in the church
6) Please keep six feet distance from those not in your own household
7) Please be seated from the front of church back in order to keep passing others at a minimum
8) Please be seated in appropriate areas for your family [i.e. couples, families, single households)
9) Please follow guidance regarding coming forward for communion and returning to your seat – please keep masks in place until you turn away from the minister
10) The church basement is closed to walk-ins.  If you wish to schedule a meeting with a member of the staff please contact them by email or call the office (859-273-9999) during office hours to arrange to meet them upstairs.

Thank you for being so patient with these protocols as doing so helps us keep the church a safer place for all those who feel they are able to return at this time and helps us prepare for an increase in that number as time goes on.

Please remember that this year Bishop John has issued dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass until further notice.  Please use your discretion as to your vulnerability or the vulnerability of those for whom you have regular contact.

All Saints day is Sunday, November 1st –
Masses are Saturday 5:00 PM; Sunday 8:30 & 11:30 AM; Monday 12:00 Noon

All Souls Mass (Bereavement Mass) Monday, November 2nd —
Mass at 6:30 PM is by sign-up only in order for appropriate placement of chairs. 

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27th – 
Mass at 9:30 AM (no Wednesday Mass; no dinner)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Tuesday, December 8th
Masses are Monday, Dec. 7th at 6:30 PM; Tuesday, Dec. 8th 12:00 Noon

Christmas Masses – Sign-up Genius will be used
Christmas Eve — Thursday, December 24th at 4:00 PM (no pageant) and 7:00 PM
Christmas Day – Friday, December 25th at 9:30 AM
There will be no Midnight Mass this year

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God (New Year’s Day) – Sign-up Genius used
New Year’s Eve – Thursday, December 31st at 6:30 PM
New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1st at 12:00 Noon

In case of emergency contact Melissa Holland 
cell phone 859-333-9926

Confessions are by appointment only
contact Father Larry Hehman at lar4u@hotmail.com

Mass times for Sunday Liturgy
Saturday  5:00 PM;  Sunday  8:30 & 11:30 AM; and Monday 12:00 Noon

Weekday Masses:  Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 AM; Friday 12:00 Noon
Under current protocols, there is no singing at this time.  Pax Christi’s music director will be the only person playing our pianos.    Stringed instruments may be permitted under the direction and positioning of our music director (safe distancing and masks required).  No Brass instruments are allowed at this time.

We are taking every precaution to keep a clean environment.  After every Mass or gathering the chairs, door handles, bathrooms and all counters are sanitized. 

Others Protocols for funerals, wedding and other special Masses
Pease restrict the total number you are inviting. 
Concerning people who will be traveling from out of state.  When we begin to welcome people who will have to travel we are adding a new safety challenge that is harder to control. We are asking you to consider these protocols.

Can they come to Lexington 2 weeks ahead and reasonably restrict their exposure to family members who will be attending the Mass or other event?
If they can only come just a day or two before the Mass or other event, can they be tested three days before traveling and reasonably restrict their exposure before attending?  That way, if they test negative and show no symptoms, we can be more assured that they and others are safe.
We continue to find it problematic to have guests flying just a day or two before attending Mass or other events here at the parish.

 
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