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Protocol for Liturgy following COVID restrictions lifted
Since restrictions are lifted in Oregon by Governor Brown, effective July 1, 2021, St Anne Parish establishes the following protocol for liturgy celebrations and gatherings in our buildings. The protocol will take effect on the weekend of July 10-11, in order to prepare for the changes.
The new guidelines have been approved by Archbishop Sample to replace all previous pandemic protocols established by the Archdiocese. Additionally, effective July 16, 2021, the archbishop rescinds (cancels) “the dispensation from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation.”
Implementation of the new guidelines is left to the prudential judgment of the pastor. “Pastors and their staff are encouraged to foster the life and activities of the parish with renewed enthusiasm. This applies to all faith gatherings and parish activities including sacramental preparation programs, faith formation, bible studies and vacation bible schools.”
1. Masks may be worn but are not required.
2. Liturgical practices:
A. the Precious Blood will not be offered to the faithful.
B. the Sign of Peace will not be exchanged through physical contact.
C. Holy Water fonts will not be available.
3. Cleaning after Masses and gatherings is no longer required.
4. Social gatherings (coffee and donuts) may take place with sensible health precautions. Good ventilation in the gathering spaces is encouraged.
As always, in behalf of our parish staff…thank you for your support and patience. Masses continue to be live streamed on Facebook at St-Anne Parish
Protocolo a seguir después de las restricciones del COVID
Dado que la Gobernadora Brown ha quitado las restricciones en el estado, a partir del 1 de Julio del 2021; la parroquia de Santa Ana establece el siguiente protocolo para las celebraciones y reuniones litúrgicas en nuestros edificios. El protocolo entrará en vigar el fin de semana de 10 y 11 de Julio, a fin de preparanos para los cambios.
Las nuevas directrices han sido aprobadas por el Arzobispo Sample para reemplazer todos los protocolos por la pandemia que había establecido la Arquidiócesis. Además, a partir del 16 de Julio de 2021, el arzobispo quita (rescinde) "la dispensa de la obligación de asistir a Misa los Domingos y Fiestas de Guardar". Lo que quiere decir que SI NO ESTA ENFERMO hay que ir a Misa.
La implementación de las nuevas directrices se deja a discreción del párroco. "Se anima a los párrocos y su personal a fomentar la vida y las actividades de la parroquia con renovado entusiasmo. Esto se aplica a todas las reuniones de fe y actividades parroquiales, incluidos los programas de preparación sacramental, catequesis, estudios bíblicos y las escuelas de verano."
1. Se puede usar cubrebocas, pero no es obligatorio.
2. Prácticas Litúrgicas:
A. No se ofrecerá las Preciosa Sangre de Cristo a los fieles.
B. El Signo de la Paz no se intercambiará mediante contacto físico.
C. No Agua Bendita en la fuente.
3. Ya no es necesario limpiar después de Misas o reuniones.
4. Las reuniones sociales (por ejemplo: café y donas) se pueden realizar con precauciones. Se recomienda buena ventilación en los espacios de reunión.
Como siempre, en nombre de nuestro personal parroquial… ¡gracias por su apoyo y paciencia! Las Misas se seguirán transmitiendo en vivo por Facebook St-Anne Parish
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March 16, 2020 Mass Cancellation Update / CANCELACIóN DE MISAS
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March 12, 2020
The celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. It is in the
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that we encounter the mystery of our redemption, are nourished by God’s
Word, and receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.
For these reasons, the Church places a grave obligation for the faithful to participate at Mass on
Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. This fulfills the Lord’s command to “keep holy the Sabbath.”
Nevertheless, for a just cause the Church’s pastors may dispense the faithful from this grave obligation.
Given the declared pandemic of the COVID-19 virus, Archbishop Alexander K. Sample therefore issues
the following directives. He does so out of an abundance of concern for the health and wellbeing of
the people of God entrusted to his pastoral care.
The governor of the state of Oregon, Kate Brown, has cancelled all public gatherings of more than 250
people. The fact is that most of the Masses celebrated on the weekends in the Archdiocese of Portland
are far below that number. Therefore:
1. Anyone 60 years or older is encouraged to consider not attending Mass, since they are the
most vulnerable to this virus. They would therefore be dispensed from the obligation to
2. Persons who have underlying medical issues that put them at risk, or persons with
compromised immune systems, are asked not to attend Mass. They, likewise, would be
dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass.
3. Persons who are not feeling well, no matter how mild the symptoms, are urged not to attend
Mass. They also would be dispensed from the obligation.
4. A general dispensation is offered to anyone else in the Archdiocese of Portland who
sincerely and seriously think they might be at risk. This dispensation maybe used by anyone
of any age.
5. The faithful who are in attendance at Mass are reminded to avoid all physical contact with
others and should attempt to keep a safe distance from each other.
These directives and dispensations will remain in effect until April 8, 2020, in keeping with Gov.
Brown’s directive. The archdiocese will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation, and offer
further direction as circumstances change or as further direction is given by public officials.
Some further things to consider:
1. Any parish gatherings other than Mass that would exceed 250 people should be canceled.
Please note that the Department of Catholic Schools has issued its own guidelines regarding
school gatherings. Please follow their directions.
2. Parishes should break down school Masses so as to keep the numbers below 250.
3. Even with the above directives in place, some parishes may still have difficulty keeping Mass
attendance below 250. Pastors are encouraged to be creative in managing this situation. Some
possibilities would be to encourage the faithful to attend Masses in the parish that are known
to be less attended. Another possibility would be to add Masses to help spread out the
numbers at each Mass.
4. Those who would make use of the dispensations mentioned above may want to consider
attending a daily Mass in the parish.
5. Those who would make use of the dispensations mentioned above and not participate in Mass
on the weekend may want to consider watching Mass via television or livestreamed on the
internet. Some parishes may wish to livestream their own parish Mass and make it available
6. Those who make use of the dispensations mentioned above and would not be present at Mass
on the weekend are encouraged to make an act of Spiritual Communion. This is a beautiful
devotional practice in the Church and is a real source of grace in communion with our Lord.
Some people who are in attendance at Mass may for their own reasons feel uncomfortable at
this time receiving Holy Communion at Mass due to a fear of contamination. These are also
encouraged to make an act of Spiritual Communion. Below is an example of a prayer for
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
During these difficult and trying times, let us keep one another in prayer and pray especially for
those who are most vulnerable to this virus. Let us also remember those who have lost their
lives to COVID-19 and their grieving families. Placing our trust in Jesus, we will together make it
through this time.
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