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Welcome to
Saint Joseph Parish
8 Robinson Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut 06810-5517
Telephone Number:  (203) 748-8177

Reverend Samuel V. Scott, Pastor 
Reverend David W. Franklin, Parochial Vicar
Reverend Raymond M. Scherba, In Residence
Reverend Augustine Nguyen, In Residence 
Deacon Donald J. Naiman

Parish Office Hours 
Monday - Friday 
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 

All bulletin notices should be email to Kathee Meerman

recstjoseph@yahoo.com

 

 

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Mass Schedule

 

12:05 p.m. Daily Mass

4:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil

12:00 Noon Sunday
 

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GUIDELINES FOR INDOOR MASSES WITH A CONGREGATION
July 20, 2020, 3:00 P.M.

St. Joseph Parish, Danbury, is taking precautions regarding public gatherings during the pandemic.  These precautions are based on the requirements of health officials, as well as precautions recommended by our Parish Task Force which we believe are prudent.  We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Mass, but please understand there are risks involved in attending public worship in a pandemic despite all the precautions taken by the Parish and the Diocese of Bridgeport.

 

We ask for the safety of all that you refrain from attending Mass if you are sick or have recently been sick; if you have a cough or are experiencing symptoms consistent with the coronavirus; or have recently traveled by plane.  Thank you for your cooperation with all the directives that have been put in place for your safety and the safety of our clergy and your fellow worshipers.  By registering for Mass, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to the guidelines below, assuming all risks involved.  Do not hesitate to call the Rectory Office if you have questions.  Thank you for your patience, loyalty, and understanding. 

 

MASS RESERVATIONS REQUIRED DUE TO LIMITED ATTENDANCE DURING PHASE II

PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY AT 203-748-8177.

 

  • Social distancing and mask-wearing in effect from the time you leave your car

  • On arrival, a volunteer will check off your name/reservation

  • Pews are marked with a sign for your seating

  • Use hand sanitizer as you enter the side entrance

  • No singing by the congregation

  • At communion time, the center aisle is marked for distancing

  • Bathrooms are closed

  • The Church will be sanitized immediately following Mass

 

What to expect when you come to Mass:

 

  • We have a 100-person seating capacity in the Church, including priests, volunteers, and organist.  Therefore, reservations are required.

  • Reservations will open every Monday for the following weekend.  

  • When you arrive in the parking lot, wearing your mask and social distancing will be in effect from the time you leave your car until you return to your car after Mass.  Please keep you face covered at all times except when receiving Holy Communion.

  • As you enter, we ask you to use hand sanitizer.

  • A volunteer will guide you to your seating.  Pews are marked to ensure 6-ft. distance from all directions.  No seating is permitted in roped-off pews.

  • There is no singing by the congregation, as singing is believed to increase the spread of the virus.  Thank you for your attention to this guideline. The organist will provide chant and hymn singing from the gallery.  At the 5 p.m. Youth Mass, the musicians will face the sanctuary from the side aisle and provide contemporary music.

  • All printed materials and hymnals have been removed from the Church.

  • Holy water fonts are empty.

 

Holy Communion:

There will be 6-ft. markings on the center aisle floor to maintain social distancing.  At 6-ft. from the priest, please stop.  The priest will elevate the Eucharist and say, "The Body of Christ."  Say "Amen," and then step forward to receive the Host.  Immediately, please step to the side, remove or lower your mask, place the Eucharist in your mouth, and put your mask back on.  Return to your seat.
 

Those receiving the on the tongue please come forward at the end of the Communion line.  At 6-ft. from the priest, please stop.  The priest will elevate the Eucharist and say, "The Body of Christ."  Say, "Amen," and then step forward, remove your mask, receive the Host and put your mask back on.  Return to your seat.  The priest will sanitize his hands each time after offering Communion in this manner.

 

At the conclusion of Mass, we request that you do not congregate inside the church since we will need to sanitize it immediately in order for the formula to dry in time for the next Mass.  The Church will be sanitized after every Mass with a chemical that is chlorine-based that is sprayed on all surfaces -- pews, cushions, door handles, etc. 
 

 

INDOOR MASS SCHEDULE WITH A CONGREGATION

 

SATURDAY VIGIL -- 4:00 PM (also live-streamed)

SUNDAY -- 7:30 AM

12 Noon (also live-streamed)

5:00 PM

 

Please be advised that intentions for Masses not on this schedule will be offered at private Masses at the same time as currently scheduled.

 

 

 

Religious Education

 

 

Masses 

Sunday
Saturday Vigil  4:00 P.M. 

(also live-streamed)
7:30 A.M.,
12:00 Noon (also live-streamed)

5:00 P.M. 

Monday - Friday 
12:05 P.M. 

(lived-streamed)

Confessions
   Saturday    
   11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon  
 
3:00 P.M. 3:45 P.M

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