Instructions for Mass, Confessions, & Adoration:
Following the Instructions on Resumption of In-Parish Worship and Access to Parish Facilities memo sent by Archbishop Hartmeyer, we began the process of offering Mass and confessions here at the Georgia Tech Catholic Center, starting Tuesday, May 26, and continue to do so.
We haven’t taken this process lightly, and have been following the directives given by the Archdiocese and the Thomistic Institute (Found Here). In following their recommendations and given the cooperation of the faithful, it is possible to celebrate the sacraments reverently and responsibly while mitigating the risk of spreading Covid-19. We’re deep cleaning the church, and will be sanitizing after every Mass.
As a reminder, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues until August 30th, so for those that are sick, have compromised immune systems, or are worried about the risk of spreading the virus to their families, we ask that for the sake of others you please refrain from attending Mass. This also means that those able to come to Mass can come on days other than Sunday.
Here are the specific procedures we will be following for Mass:
Confessions will be available an hour fifteen minutes before each mass up until fifteen minutes before each mass in Fr. Branson’s office. You can follow the signs in the lobby, and please socially distance while waiting. The screen is available for privacy, and masks are required. Confessions are also available by appointment. Please contact Fr. Branson @ Frbranson@gtcatholic.org to schedule a time.
Adoration & Private Prayer: The Adoration Chapel will be open from 8 am to 8 pm every day, but with a maximum capacity of 4 people at a time. Masks are required and please wipe down your seat afterwards with the cleaners provided. The chapel will also be open for prayer throughout the day, with the same rules of socially distancing, masks, and wiping down anything used afterwards.