Weekend Masses resume:
Saturday 5PM – Sunday 8AM – 10:30 AM
June 6th – Confessions resume 4pm in the Church
( see guidelines below )
Update on COVID – 19 – Coronavirus
We will continue to update our congregation on local streaming here at PBOC –
Please join us every Sunday at 10:30 am for our weekend Liturgy
As we approach gather as a community for our regular Mass schedule – below are some of the important points to remember if planning to attend :
▪ The doors of the church will open 30 minutes prior to Mass start time
▪ Those attending are limited to 150 people
▪ Lavatories will not be available for use
▪ Attendees are required to wear a mask. The Parish will not have masks for distribution
▪ The front Narthex doors will be the only doors utilized for entry and departure.
▪ Ushers will seat you as you enter – to maximize seating capacity in the sanctuary
▪ Collection baskets will be available as you enter for placement of your weekly offertory
▪ Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass. You will then exit immediately following through the front church doors to avoid congregating in the narthex or at front of the church.
▪ For those requiring Communion be brought to them in the pews they will remain seated and Father or Deacon will administer to them at their pews.
Complete details are below:
COVID-19 UPDATE: CHANGES AS OF 5-11-20
As we move forward with the gradual reopening of public spaces, we must ensure that the Diocese of Charleston does everything it can to welcome back the faithful and provide for their spiritual needs. Our primary goal is to approach the lifted restrictions gradually, keeping the safety of all parishioners and clergy at the forefront.
In light of this directive, our parish has implemented the following:
As you learned recently, the Bishop has granted resumption of Daily and Weekend Masses which began May 11th. The first Sunday Liturgy begins this weekend. This good news comes with DHEC-driven and Parish-driven restrictions:
It is important to note that until further notice, no one has an obligation to attend Mass, and therefore no sin is committed by anyone who does not attend Mass in person.
Those who are at risk from the virus because of age or infirmity are asked not to attend Mass until this pandemic is over. Since you do not have to come, you should not come if you are over 65, have diabetes, have cardiac or respiratory disease, have a compromised immune system, or have any of the other risk factors identified by the CDC. Put most simply: do not come to Mass if you should not be in groups or even if you are just concerned about the risk of infection for any reason whatsoever.
As we look forward to gathering as a community for our regular Mass schedule, I want to point out some of the more important things to remember if planning to attend:
3 Masses each weekend at our regularly-scheduled times – 10:30 Mass will continue to be STREAMED for all those unable to attend in person.
The doors of the church will open 30 minutes prior to Mass start time.
Attendance in the sanctuary will be limited to 150.
Lavatories will not be available for use.
Attendees are required to wear a face mask – the parish will not have masks for distribution.
Ushers will seat you as you enter – to maximize seating capacity in the sanctuary.
The front Narthex doors will be the only doors utilized for entry and departure.
Collection baskets will be available as you enter for placement of your weekly offertory.
Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass. You will then exit immediately following through the front church doors to avoid congregating in the narthex or in the front of the church.
For those requiring Communion be brought to them in the pews, they will remain seated and Father or Deacon will administer to them at their pews.
The Bishop has granted permission for General Absolution to be offered during until June 14th throughout the diocese and Private Confession can resume on June 6th 4PM.
There still will be no Communion Calls/Visits to hospitals, nursing homes, or private homes until further notice.
The sole exception to the above policy is the celebration of the final sacraments for those in danger of death. If you need a priest for the Anointing of the Sick or Last Rites, please call our emergency line here at PBOC.
The Sunday bulletin is being published in a digital version, available on our website. Printed copies will resume May 16-17.
Our Parish Office, Parish Life Center and Founders Hall will remain closed – and all Parish activities and ministries are still suspended.
We are blessed to be joining as a community again.