HOLY MASS during Coronavirus
As of July 1, by order of The Town of Hilton Head Island,
you are required to WEAR A MASK
in "Commercial Business Establishments"
including Churches and to wear it during the entire
celebration of Holy Mass for your health
& the health of those with whom you are worshiping.
Please note: According to our Bishop,
we can only allow 50% of the capacity of the Church
- 630 people - to attend Holy Mass.
Dispensation from the obligation
to attend Holy Mass
is still granted by our Bishop until further notice.
Please know that it is up to you whether you choose to attend Holy Mass.
Non-vulnerable parishioners & visitors are highly encouraged to return to weekend Mass.
If you are uncomfortable attending a weekend Mass, please consider attending a daily Mass at 8am, Monday-Saturday. Attendance at these Masses is very low, 70-90 people. Come to receive Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith.
Please note: If you feel sick, are vulnerable to illness, suffer respiratory issues, or are immunocompromised, for yourself and others, please stay home.
Schedule of Holy Mass:
Saturday Vigil: 5pm
Sunday: 8:00am & 11:15am
Please note: Due to the necessary disinfecting of the Church, there will be NO additional Mass between the 8:00 & 11:15 Masses until further notice. The Mass intentions requested for the 9:30am Masses have been added to the 11:15am Mass.
Spanish Mass: 1pm
Weekday Spanish Mass - Wednesday: 7pm
Social distancing - 6 feet apart - is required at all times!
Every other pew is taped off and remains empty.
In open pews, six feet of separation needs to be maintained.
Only FAMILIES may sit closely together.
Please Observe the markings on the floor when going up to receive Holy Communion.
Holy Communion, due to the virus, may only be received in your hand.
Please fully extend your arms to receive Holy Eucharist.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated after the 8:00am Masses Monday-Saturday or by appointment.
The Eucharistic Adoration Chapel, due to its limited space, is closed until further notice.
Eucharistic Adoration is permitted in the Church.
Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament is presented
Mondays, after the 8:00am Mass until 11am with Benediction and Reposition,
Wednesdays, at 1pm and until 3pm, the Hour of Mercy,
with Chanting of the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction.
The Church is open 7am-3pm.
You may adore Our Lord, always present in the Tabernacle, during those times as well.
THE CELEBRATION OF FINAL SACRAMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN DANGER OF DEATH.
If you require The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (Last Rites),
please contact Father Ron by calling 843-785-2895 and choose option 1.
If you are still uncomfortable to return to celebrating Holy Mass in the Church,
you my send your support for Holy Family to the address below.
Please send your donations to:
Holy Family Catholic Church
24 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
May God bless you for your steadfast faithfulness to his Church.
Check for updates to this ever-changing health crisis on The Catholic Miscellany themiscellany.org & the Diocese of Charleston website charlestondiocese.org. TO ACCESS THE LIVESTREAM FROM THE CHAPEL OF THE HOLY FAMILY AT THE DIOCESAN PASTORAL CENTER PER THE SCHEDULE ABOVE, GO TO:
facebook.com/DioceseChas and YouTube.com/DioceseChas.
During this time of uncertainty, you are encouraged to PRAY:
Pray the Rosary.
Pray for those infected with the Virus and those under quarantine.
WATCH HOLY MASS on your computer or television.
EWTN (Masses at 8am, 12Noon & 7pm) https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings.
There are many other EWTN shows available on cable, or you can watch them live at: https://www.ewtn.com/tv
The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy https://www.thedivinemercy.org/videos/holy-mass-national-shrine-divine-mercy
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist: sistersofmary.org or on Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC...
Pray with your family.
Pray that the virus is dispatched quickly.
May God bless you, keep you safe and keep you well!
MERCY MISSIONS' PANTRY,
located at 19869 Whyte Hardee Blvd,
in Hardeeville, SC, 29927,
is OPEN, Wednesday thru Friday,
from 10am-2pm, serving those in need
and, currently, those who are not working
due to continued shutdowns.
We are also COLLECTING FOOD
and MONETARY DONATIONS FOR FOOD
and will be a distribution center
for those in need.
Holy Mass Etiquette
HOLY MASS ETIQUETTE:
Appropriate, modest attire shows respect
for Our Lord Jesus Christ.
When you enter Church,
please keep all conversation,
both before and after Holy Mass,
restricted to the vestibule.
Entering and exiting the Church quietly
allows others to pray in peace.
When you enter the Church proper,
you enter THE THRONE ROOM of GOD -
JESUS is TRULY PRESENT in the tabernacle,
BODY, BLOOD, SOUL & DIVINITY.
Try to arrive 15 minutes before
the celebration of Holy Mass
in order to prepare to receive Our Lord and
PLEASE remain until Holy Mass has ended -
when the Celebrant processes from the Sanctuary.
Don't forget to take time thank GOD for the
Glorious Gift of JESUS in HOLY EUCHARIST.
In charity, show kindness to all and provide a good example.
THANK YOU for your desire to
please Our Lord in His Holy Church.