COVID-19 Regulations & Guidelines

We are delighted to  re-open for the public celebration of mass, albeit with limited capacity and certain restrictions. 

Please see below for specific regulations. 
 
Information regarding COVID-19 updates from the Diocese of Trenton can be found here:
https://dioceseoftrenton.org/news/dates-announced-for-limited-in-church-masses-sacraments
*Please keep in mind that each parish will operate differently based on their specific location’s needs and abilities. 

LINKS

St. Catharine Church- https://venue.streamspot.com/93d8764d
St. Margaret Church- https://venue.streamspot.com/85b923a3
SCS Playground (Facebook)- https://www.facebook.com/stcatharinestmargaret


  DAILY MASS

*Daily mass will take place at 12 noon in St. Catharine Church Monday through Friday
*Capacity is limited to 50 people maximum.
*Masks must be for everyone over 2 years old.
*Social distancing practices must be observed.
* Please see the links above for streaming
*Daily mass will be staffed with our current worship team.

 
OUTDOOR MASS

St. Catharine School Playground
* Please see our updated mass schedule on our home page for current mass times. 
* Mass will take place outside at St. Catharine School Playground.
*Masks must be worn even outside for everyone over 2 years old while entering, exiting and during communion procession. 
*Social distancing practices must be observed.
*Please bring your own beach chairs, blankets, and sun hats. 
*Strollers are permitted for children.
*Umbrellas are not permitted as they will obscure visibility. 
*Feel free to bring water but not a picnic!
*The school gymnasium will serve as an alternative venue in case inclement weather but the capacity is limited to 100 and the gym is not handicapped accessible
*Mass will be streamed live on the parish’s facebook page, link above
* Collection will be taken, Please place in the bright pink bins

INDOOR MASS

St. Margaret Church
* Please see our updated mass schedule on our home page for current mass times.
*Masks must be worn for everyone over 2 years old.
*Social distancing practices must be observed.
*The capacity is limited to 100 people upstairs and 25 people downstairs.
*Please use designated seating in every other pew.
*Only one entrance is permitted but any door can be used as an exit.
* Please see the links above for streaming
* Collection will be taken at the exits following mass

WEDDINGS

*Weddings in St. Catharine Church are permitted but limited to a wedding ceremony with a maximum of 50 people.
* Please contact our Wedding Coordinator at 732-449-5765 x109 for more information
* Please see the links above for streaming

 

FUNERALS

*Funerals can commence again with a limited congregation of 50 people in St. Catharine Church, 100 People in St. Margaret Church, 50 people in St. Anne Mausoleum and 25 people in Resurrection Mausoleum.
*Masks must be worn for everyone over 2 years old.
*Social distancing practices must be observed.
*Please use designated seating in every other pew.
*Only one entrance is permitted but any door can be used as an exit.
* Please see the links above for streaming

 

RECTORY OFFICES

* Limited hours of operation, please see website home page for updated schedule
* All meetings must be pre-scheduled

 

FRANCIS DUFFY HALL (St. Margaret Basement)

* Meetings will be permitted to take place on a limited basis. All use of the space must be approved by the Parish Business Manager in advance. Please contact 732-449-5765 x169 for more information.
We are asking that everyone in attendance wear a mask or face covering.
* A maximum of 25 people may be in attendance
* All attendees must practice social distancing
* No food or beverages are to be served.
* No papers may be distributed
* No one is to be permitted that is showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in contact with an infected person within the last 2 weeks.
* No one that has traveled out of state in the last two weeks should be permitted.
* The names and phone numbers of all attending should be recorded in the case of contact tracing is needed.
* A $75 cleaning fee is requested for each use of the space to allow for sanitization and cleaning.