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Mon, 6/15/20: Latest protocols

The latest iteration of Emergency Order 2020-15 from the City and County of Honolulu, dated June 3, 2020 can be read in full: [HERE].

The most recent memo from the Office of the Bishop, dated May 22, 2020, can be read: [HERE].

June 15, 2020 Update (from the Diocesan Website):

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Larry Silva extends the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass to all the people of the Diocese of Honolulu and all visitors to the Diocese of Honolulu through August 31, 2020. All who are able to attend Sunday Mass without putting themselves or others at serious risk of infection, are encouraged to do so, but are not obligated to do so.

Daily Masses at Holy Family are Monday - Friday at 8 a.m.

Weekend Masses are 5 p.m. Saturday; Sunday at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Confessions are 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and by appointment.

The maximum church occupancy is 100 persons to accommodate social distancing guidelines; 6 foot distances must be maintained between each household. Masks must be worn by all participants at all times except at the time of receiving Holy Communion. Those who are ill, showing symptoms of illness, or who have health conditions prohibiting them from wearing a mask in public are kindly asked to refrain from participating in the public Mass until their health recovers.

All masses are able to accommodate "walk-ins" up to a maximum church capacity of 100 persons. However, due to expected attendance on early Sunday morning, some reserved seating is also available for the 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning Masses.  Tickets for these Masses will be made available on-line just one week at a time to prevent the hoarding of "season tickets".  Ticket reservations are made available the Wednesday prior to the weekend Masses at 9 a.m. and closing half-an-hour prior to Mass start. Five minutes prior to each Mass start, any unclaimed seats in the reserved section will be open to "walk-ins" until capacity is reached. Tickets may be reserved: [HERE].

Other liturgical notes: there will be no processions before, after, or during the Mass; no physical contact during the Our Father; the congregational sign of peace will be omitted between households; Holy Communion will be distributed under one species (the Eucharist); the communicant may opt to receive communion in the hand or on the tongue; all ministers of Holy Communion, including clergy, will sanitize their hands immediately before and after distributing Holy Communion.

If you or a loved one was originally scheduled to receive any of the Sacraments of Initiation this Pentecost (May 30/31, 2020), please read this [POST] and fill out the link in the green banner if you or your loved one still require one of these sacraments.


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