COVID-19: Reminders and Updates

With the change in season, the sacrament of reconciliation at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish moves back inside at St. Paul Church, with COVID-19 social distancing and cleaning protocols in place. Here’s what you need to know.

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a clear priority for us – and there is lots going on behind the scenes at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish. Learn what staff and volunteers do to disinfect and clean St. Paul Church each day, and after each service.

Vigilance is key as we work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our parish community. Father Mark and the staff of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish wish to take a moment at this time to provide an update – and a few reminders – on the measures we are taking together with you to keep our community healthy:

  • COVERINGS: Masks are required in the main body of both St. Paul and St. Augustine churches at all times. Please be certain your mask covers both your nose and your mouth.

  • CAPACITY: COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines remain in place, which means we can have no more than 100 people at each Mass. Seating is on a first-come, first seated basis. If we cannot accommodate additional people at a given service, we invite you to attend another Mass service, or to view Mass via our live stream.

  • COMMUNION:. As Catholics, we are privileged to be able to avail ourselves of God’s closeness through the Eucharist. If you feel uncomfortable attending Mass in person, the opportunity to receive communion in a safe, socially distant manner is available following each weekend Mass at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish. More information may be found here.

  • COOPERATION and RESPECT: The pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of our lives. While this can be personally disconcerting, what we request of you is done with kindness and understanding for the community as a whole. We thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation, particularly with our volunteer ushers at each Mass, who are required to seat attendees in the next-available socially-distant location within the church.

  • COMMUNICATION: As we continue to reach out to you in a variety of ways, we want to hear from you, too. If you have ideas, constructive criticisms or other feedback about any of our efforts, please email the office at, or call 860-633-9419.

    Our clergy, volunteers and staff thank you for your continued cooperation and respect as we continue to look out for you during this extended health crisis.

Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated as we remain vigilant in protecting our parish community to the best of our ability during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thank you!

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