Christmas Mass 2020 FAQ

What are the Mass times on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

Christmas Eve: 4 PM, 6 PM, and 9:30 PM

Christmas Day: 8 AM and 10 AM

** The church will be unlocked ½ hour before each Mass. **

 

Will there be a limit on how many people can attend Mass in person?

Yes. As has been the case throughout this year, we can only accommodate as many people as can fit into the church under the social distancing limits that are in place. We are not able to allow people inside once we have reached capacity.

 

Will the Masses be live-streamed?

Yes. The 4 PM and 10 AM Masses will be live-streamed on the St. Jude Facebook and YouTube pages. Click on the links on the parish website, www.stjudenh.com.  You do not need to sign up for a Facebook account to access the livestream.

 

What happens if I arrive after the church is already full?

If there is room in the church hall, you may be able to be seated there (the Mass will be live-streamed in the hall). If there is no room in the main church or the hall, you can go home and watch the Mass on social media, or you can wait in your car and watch the Mass on your device there. Then you can return to the church to receive the Eucharist at the end of the Mass. The wifi password for the Guest2 network is SJPGuest.

How do I receive the Eucharist if I am not attending the Mass itself?

As we have been doing since we resumed Masses during the pandemic, Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass AFTER the final blessing and dismissal. If you are coming in from the parking lot, go into the church by the main doors and the ushers will guide you into the line for Communion. If you are unable to come inside the church, please park in any of the spaces on the rectory side of the church, including the new spaces at the back of the driveway, and we will bring the Eucharist out to you.

 

Are face coverings required?

Yes. Because the wearing of face coverings is an essential act of charity toward our sisters and brothers, anyone who participates in Mass at St. Jude is required to wear a face covering. The only exceptions to this are children under 2 years old and people who are unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons.

 

What are the Mass times for New Year’s (the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God)?

Dec. 31: 4 PM

Jan. 1: 10 AM

 

What if I cannot be at church in person?

Many among us feel that it is not possible or not advisable to come to church in person at this time. That is perfectly acceptable. Bishop Libasci has suspended the obligation to attend Mass. And remember that, even if you cannot join us in person, we are all joined together as one community each and every time Mass is celebrated at St. Jude.