New COVID-19 Restrictions in Place

Posted On: Friday, November 20, 7:47 pm

Because Franklin County has now been moved to “purple,” and also now the Stay at Home Advisory and curfew are active, we as a parish are honoring those advisories and the following procedures are now in effect: 

MASS AND THE SACRAMENTS

Mass, and Confessions will continue on their normal schedules. Our 8:30 am Sunday Mass will continue to be live streamed each week via our YouTube page. 

First Friday Adoration is being modified from 24 hours to just 9 am to 9 pm on Friday, December 4. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel will continue to be open for personal prayer, but we ask that you honor the curfew and leave by 10 pm. 

All those attending Mass, Confessions, or coming to pray in-person are reminded to wear a face covering over their mouth and nose, keep socially distanced, and use hand sanitizer as you enter and leave the building.

MEETINGS, MINISTRIES, AND GROUPS

We have been advised by the chancery office of the Diocese of Columbus to hold all meetings virtually, that is, by zoom or other portals to insure safety. All studies, prayer groups, social/fellowship groups, and any other meetings and events will either move to a remote format or will be postponed until after the advisory is lifted.

CHURCH OFFICE

The parish office remains open on our usual schedule of Monday through Friday, 8 am to 2 pm, but you MUST make an appointment if you need to come in. If you are able to take care of your business via email or phone, we highly recommend that you do so. The church office phone number is 614.875.3322, and you can reach us via email at info@ourladyofperpetualhelp.net. A directory of staff members and their email addresses is in the back of the bulletin, or on our website at ourladygc.org/about-us/staff

SCHOOL

In issuing the advisory, Dr. Roberts indicated that schools should continue their current mode of instruction. Therefore, Our Lady of Perpetual Help will continue on its current plan (in-person, 5 days a week, Tier 1). Our superintendent of Catholic schools has also worked with the principals to keep our children in school, with safety precautions in place. Our parish and school have done an excellent job is maintaining safety, and encourage our parishioners and school parents to do the same. A big thank you to our teachers, administration, and Mrs. Freeman for doing such a wonderful job at keeping our students safe. School parents, please watch your email for details and updates from Mrs. Freeman.

SPORTS / EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The Diocesan Recreation Association has announced that all basketball practices and games are postponed. Other extracurricular activities are canceled or held remotely.

If you have any questions about your particular ministry or event, please call the parish office. We pray that you all stay safe and healthy!