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Mon, 8/10/20: Latest Protocols

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

Current as of 8/10/20, the latest words on Emergency Orders from the City and County of Honolulu can be read in full: [HERE] and [HERE].

General guidance from the Diocese with regard to Mass and other sacraments can be found: [HERE].

Per a message received from the Office of the Bishop on August 9, 2020, the following is now in effect:

EXTENSION OF DISPENSATION FROM SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION:  Due to the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Larry Silva extends the dispensation of all the people of the Diocese of Honolulu and all visitors to the Diocese of Honolulu from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass through October 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 obliged to do so. Any questions may be directed to Deacon Modesto Cordero, Director of the Office of worship at 808.585.3342.

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. Reserved seating is no longer available or required at the Sunday morning 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Masses, due to our experience in June and July with actual numbers being well below capacity.

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.

At present, wedding Masses are possible at Holy Family and fall under the same restrictions as our regular Mass events. However, funerals explicitly fall under the 10 person restriction as detailed in the civil order linked above.


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