Daily Mass, Weekly Confessions Have Resumed: What You Need to Know

The Archdiocese of Hartford has announced that parishes within the Archdiocese may reopen for the public celebration of both daily Masses and regularly scheduled confessions. Based on this guidance, SS. Isidore and Maria Parish has resumed holding daily Mass each Mon., Tues., Wed., and Fri. at 7:30 am at St. Paul Church, and will hold confessions each Saturday at 2:30 PM at St. Paul Church. 

In preparation, please find below a detailed Q & A about the daily Mass schedule, how to reserve your place, and more. 

Q: When are daily masses being held?
A: Daily Masses at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish will be held each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 AM. Please note that NO daily Masses will be held on either Thursdays or Saturdays. 

Q: Where are our parish daily Masses being held? 
A: All daily Masses will be held at St. Paul Church.

Q: What protocols are being put in place to ensure health and safety? 
A: To ensure the health and safety of all, we have implemented the following public health guidance: 

  • Congregation size will be limited to approximately fifty (50) people

  • Face masks are required of all members of the congregation. It is also highly recommended that you bring a personal supply of hand sanitizer. 

  • Those attending Mass are required to keep proper social distancing while in church. This will require everyone to remain six feet apart from anyone who is not a member of their household. 

  • To help maintain the recommended six-foot distance between congregants, please follow the directional arrows and walking patterns within the church, and please sit only where the usher indicates. 

We also request that anyone who is sick, or showing symptoms of illness, to please refrain from attending Mass. 

Q: What is being done to determine who may attend Mass on any given day? 
A:  There are two ways by which you may sign up to attend daily Mass:

  1. Sign-Up Genius: Online reservations may be made here

  2. Phone: Call the parish office at 860-633-9419

  3. Due to current limitations on parish office hours, Mass reservations cannot be made Fridays after 4 PM, Saturdays or Sundays. 

Anyone unable to use Sign-up Genius for any reason is encouraged to call the parish office at 860-633-9419. 

Q: May I sign up for four Masses at once?
A:  No. At this time, we are asking people to sign up for only two masses at a time. This gives more people an opportunity to attend daily Mass. 

Q: What happens when I arrive at St. Paul Church for daily Mass? 
A:  Upon your arrival, please enter using the front door (Main Street entrance) only, then:

  • Please check in with the representative at the door, who will confirm your reservation. 

  • An usher will seat you at the next available open seat within the church.

Q: Will Holy Communion be made available? 
A:  Yes, Holy Communion will be given at the end of Mass. Communicants are asked to:

  • Receive the consecrated host in your hand

  • Step to the side

  • Lower your mask

  • Consume the host

  • Replace your mask

  • Exit the church via the side doors following the directional arrows and walking patterns within the church.

Q: If I have questions about this guidance, who should I contact?
A:  If you have questions about this guidance, please mail the parish office at contact@isidoreandmaria.org, or call the office at 860-633-9419