May 27th Letter from Bishop Lucia update on reopening

Bishop Douglas J Lucia, Diocese of Syracuse has released a second letter regarding the reopening of Churches for the diocese.
The link below will provide for you the letter in its entirety. Please know our parishes are working to plan appropriately the reopening for Mass in the near future. Our regular confession schedule will resume Saturday, May 30th with St. Patrick’s being at 11:30 am on Saturdays and St. Thomas Aquinas being at 3:00 pm on Saturdays. In order to accommodate the recommended social distancing protocols we are using the entryways. At St. Patrick’s we will use the rectory’s front and side entrances. The priest will remain on the inside of the screen door, which will also be fashioned with a curtain to provide anonymity, while the penitent will walk up to and remain on the outside of the screen door. At. St. Thomas Aquinas we will use the rear entrance of the church that faces the rectory, a/k/a the handicap entrance. We will be establishing a curtain there as well.