We are ready to resume indoor worship- Alleluia!
Proclaim the Good News
As of July 11, we are pleased to welcome you back into the Church and Chapel buildings to celebrate Mass together. Our weekend Liturgies will follow the offseason schedule- which is :
Saturday 5PM, Holy Redeemer, 7:30 PM Holy Trinity (BiLingual)
Sunday 9AM, Holy Redeemer, 11 AM Holy Trinity. The following precautions will be in place:
- Attendance limited to 225 inside Holy Redeemer and 60 inside Holy Trinity. Admittance will be on a first come, first served basis. The audio Mass will continue to be broadcast outside of the building for those who do not wish to enter or do not have a mask. We will continue to livestream the 9AM Mass as long as we have the resources to do so. The link to the livestream will be posted here.
- Entry will be through one attended front door only; exit will be through the rear doors.
- ALL inside attendees MUST wear a face covering. This is for the protection of the entire worshiping community in the event that someone present tests positive at a later date.
- Seating will be permitted in EVERY OTHER ROW. Please use the rows marked with green tape for seating (green means go). Within each row, parties are asked to social distance at least 6 feet apart.
- In order to minimize the time we are seated indoors, Mass will be celebrated in an abbreviated form, with limited singing. There will be no hymnals or prayer cards available. Here is a link to a website with the Order of the Mass, should you wish to access it on your phone or print it in whole or in part for your personal use.
Please take any printed materials you bring away with you.
- There will be no Collection or Offertory Procession. If you wish to make a donation, please place your offertory in the designated receptacles.
- Communion will be distributed as bread only after the final blessing both inside and outside of the building. After receiving Communion (in your hand only, please) depart the building through the designated doors.
- The restrooms will be available, with sufficient supplies for hand washing.
- The building will be sanitized using an approved disinfectant, and the restrooms cleaned and sanitized after each Mass. You are encouraged to bring your own hand sanitizer for personal use as needed.
- Weekday Masses will resume at 9 AM on Monday, July 13. All Weekday Masses will take place at Holy Redeemer by the Sea in Kitty Hawk at 9 AM Mon, and Wed through Friday. The Tuesday daily Mass will take place at 6PM. This is an effort to make the Eucharist available to any who desire it. Since our Bishop has dispensed us from the obligation to attend weekend Mass, some may find attendance at weekday Mass more feasible.
However, keep this in mind: As stated by Bishop Zarama, Diocese of Raleigh, all of the faithful continue to be dispensed from their Sunday obligation. While this dispensation is applicable to all, the elderly, those sick, those with pre-existing health conditions or other vulnerable people should especially continue to stay at home.
Please direct all questions to Val Cummings at email@example.com
Off Season Mass
Holy Redeemer by the Sea
Location: 301 West Kitty Hawk Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Holy Trinity by the Sea Chapel
Location: 7335 Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
A Message from Father Bill
Dare County Weather Policy’s
The Church will be closed and all activities canceled if a LOCAL State of Emergency is declared by Dare County or the Town of Kitty Hawk that includes mandatory evacuations or restrictions or prohibitions on travel in Kitty Hawk. Never put yourself at risk of accident or physical harm to come to Church in dangerous conditions, even if a delay or emergency has not been announced. We have been assured by the Diocese of Raleigh that the Catholic faithful are not obligated to attend Mass when prevented by unsafe travel conditions.
Since our new inclement weather policy governing closures and cancellations will now be tied to County and Municipality States of Emergency, we urge all parishioners to sign up for County Alerts.