Online reservations for May 30-31 are now closed.
We have reached our maximum capacity to safely celebrate Mass. Masses will be live-streamed at livestream.com/ctk for those who wish to join us prayerfully from home.
Archbishop Hartmayer has permitted the limited re-opening of Masses to the public effective on the celebration of Pentecost Sunday.
Per the Archbishop, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended through June 28. We will continue to live stream Masses for parishioners who do not wish to or who are not able to return to Mass.
Weekend Mass Schedule
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- 4:00 PM
- 10:30 AM
- 1:30 PM (Spanish)
- 4:00 PM
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.
To ensure everyone’s safety, we will permit up to 100 registered parishioners to attend each Mass. You’ll need a reservation to attend.
Before You Arrive
Reserve your seat online or by phone.
Acquire a face covering. Everyone who enters the Cathedral must wear one. 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.
Acquire hand sanitizer. While we will station hand sanitizer at key points in the building, it is beneficial for you to keep your own supply as well, especially to sanitize their hands before and after communion.
Avoid wearing gloves. The CDC does not currently recommend gloves as an effective preventive measure. Liturgical guidelines prohibit people from receiving communion with gloves, so they must be removed before receiving communion.
Park in the parking deck. The plaza is not available for drop-off, parking, or pick up at this time.
The Cathedral will open 30 minutes prior to the Mass. Everyone will enter through the main entrance (elevators are not available at this time; visitors can use the access ramp at our main entrance). Please queue up on both sides of the Cathedral stairs on Peachtree Way and follow the blue markings. Families must enter the line together. Doors will close five minutes before the start of Mass.
Staff members will assist your entry into the Mass and help you be safely seated. This means that you will not be allowed to select your pew, so please be patient with our staff. We’re doing this to ensure we are all at a safe distance apart – except for family groups, who will be able to sit together. Please sanitize your hands as you enter the Cathedral.
You won’t find hymnals, bulletins, or song sheets in your pews. You can use your mobile device to access online Mass aids:
We recommend making your gifts to the Cathedral online. If you prefer to give in-person, offertory baskets will be stationed at the exits to the Cathedral at the end of Mass.
Staff 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 us. Keep your mask on until you receive – and 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 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 drop 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.
When the Mass has ended, staff 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.
Please reserve the restrooms for emergency use only.
You will not see your usual greeters, ushers, lectors, or Eucharistic Ministers at Mass. Cathedral staff members will be filling these roles in the interim. We’re doing this so that we can assure our procedures are consistent – and to learn from each liturgical weekend. Staff members will meet every Monday morning to discuss what went right and where we can improve our procedures.
We will continue to implement cleanliness and sanitization practices, including cleaning pews in between every Mass, and disinfecting bathrooms, door handles, and other frequently touched surfaces throughout the day.
Other sacraments and liturgies
Confession is available by appointment. We are scheduling baptisms, weddings, and funerals with limited seating.
Other parish activities and ministries
At present, all parish activities and ministries besides Mass remain online wherever possible – or suspended, if they cannot meet by video conference or telephone.
Our staff are working from home. You can reach them by email and voicemail as they seek to continue their ministry.
Our Adoration chapel is closed, and adoration is being live-streamed after each weekday Mass.