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No Reservations Required (Temporarily)

With hope that it will ease our parish family’s access to the Eucharist, Monsignor Frank has temporarily lifted the requirement to register for weekend Masses, effective October 17, 2020. See our guidelines below for details about attending Mass.

Archdiocesan Guidelines

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Archbishop Hartmayer has permitted the limited re-opening of Masses to the public. Per the Archbishop, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended. We will continue to live stream Masses for parishioners who do not wish to or who are not able to return to Mass.

Mass Schedule

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Saturday
  • 8:10 AM
  • 4:00 PM ►
Sunday
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  • 7:30 AM
  • 9:00 AM
  • 10:30 AM ►
  • 12:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM
Monday-Friday
  • 6:45 AM
  • 8:10 AM
  • 12:10 PM (+ Rosary) ►
En español – Catedral
  • martes | 7:00 PM ►
  • sabad0 | 4:30 PM
  • domingo | 1:30 PM ►
En español – Mision
  • miercoles | 7:00 PM
  • sabado | 7:00 PM
  • domingo | 9:00 AM | 11:00 AM

Guidelines for Attending Mass

The safety of our parishioners, staff, and celebrants is critically important as we come together. Parishioners who are medically vulnerable or over the age of 65 should remain at home for now.

Based on input from health, logistics, and canonical experts, we have devised procedures to allow for a safe and joyful liturgy. Parishioners must follow these procedures if they wish to attend Mass. We thank you for your patience and your cooperation.

Capacity
To ensure everyone’s safety, we will only permit as many parishioners as we can safely socially distance in our pews.

Overflow
Overflow seating will be provided in Kenny Hall on Sundays at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, and 4:00 PM Masses. Mass will be live-streamed and Eucharistic ministers will distribute communion to worshipers in Kenny Hall.

Safety Protocols
Masks are required to attend Mass. According to the CDC, face coverings should cover the nose and mouth, fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction. The parish will plan to provide masks for those who do not have one, but cannot guarantee a sufficient supply for every attendee.

Sanitize your hands as you enter the Cathedral.

Avoid wearing gloves. Liturgical guidelines prohibit people from receiving communion with gloves, so they must be removed before receiving communion.

Arrival
The Cathedral will open 20 minutes prior to the Mass. Everyone will enter through the main entrance. Please queue up on both sides of the Cathedral stairs on Peachtree Way. Families should enter the line together.

Volunteers will assist your entry into the Mass and help you be safely seated. Please be patient and understanding; we’re doing this to ensure we are all at a safe distance apart.

Mass Aids
You can use your mobile device to access online Mass aids:

Offertory
We recommend making your gifts to the Cathedral online. If you prefer to give in-person, offertory baskets will be passed during Mass.

Communion
Volunteers will direct the faithful to Communion. When in line for communion, please stay at least 6 feet behind the person in front of you. The floors have been marked to assist you. Keep your mask on until you receive, then step aside, lower your mask, and consume the host. Then immediately replace your mask and return to your pew.

We are asking everyone to process for communion to ensure that there is no need to cross over others. If you do not want to receive communion, please cross your arms over your heart and receive a blessing.

The celebrant and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist will sanitize their hands before distributing the Body of Christ. They will gently place the host into your crossed hands. There will be no distribution of communion on the tongue, and no distribution of the Precious Blood. If any contact between the hands of the Minister of the Eucharist and the communicant occurs, the Minister will leave the altar, sanitize hands, and return to continue distribution.

Dismissal
When the Mass has ended, volunteers will dismiss parishioners by row to the appropriate exit. Since we have to sanitize the Cathedral after each liturgy, we cannot allow time for private prayer after Mass.

Cleaning
We will continue to implement cleanliness and sanitization practices throughout the day.

Other sacraments and liturgies

Confession is available at various times during the week. We are scheduling weddings and funerals with limited seating. Baptisms are celebrated privately in the D’Youville chapel, limited in attendance to 15, including the parents, child, and celebrant.

Other parish activities and ministries

At present, many parish activities and ministries besides Mass remain online wherever possible – or suspended, if they cannot meet by video conference or telephone, or meet our pandemic protocols.

Youth programs, including PSR, EDGE, and Life Teen, have resumed meeting in-person.

Adoration is now open in the Adoration Chapel and requires signing up. To sign up for Adoration, please email adoration@ctking.com.

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