UPDATE AS OF 27 DECEMBER 2020:
In the weeks before coronavirus cases began their present spike (while we were still below 3000 new cases a day), our attendance was maxing out at 3 of the four weekend Masses. To keep the worship environment as safe as possible, we moved to reserved seating so we’d always remain at or below capacity.
In recent weeks, as cases have soared beyond 8000 new cases a day, the weekend attendance has averaged about 60% of capacity … which means the necessity of reserving a seat is no longer a pressing need. Thus, we’ve suspended the practice of reserved seating until attendance numbers again rise to a point where we’re at-or-nearing capacity.
IF/WHEN WE RETURN TO ATTENDANCE NUMBER THAT ARE NEAR-OR-AT CAPACITY, WE’LL REINSTITUTE TO THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS:
With COVID-19 numbers soaring past 5000 new cases per day, and with our Sunday morning 8:15 Mass attendance on the threshold of capacity, our ability to ensure a safe worship environment and adequate social distancing via open-seating is no longer a feasible option.
In order to provide the safest environment possible for those wishing to attend the 8:15AM Sunday Mass, reserve seating is required. Signup is available on-line via the link(s) at the bottom of this page or by speaking with the parish secretary at 440.647.4375, x0 Monday→Friday from 9AM until 5PM.
Before requesting a reservation, please peruse the graphic below to see how the various sections of the church and how pews are numbered.
While most every pew can fit up to 6-7 individuals, COVID does not allow such capacity. Thus, each pew can now accommodate a max of 2-to-3 people … unless all occupants of the pew reside under the same roof. Families of 3-or-more people living under the same roof should reserve BOTH the aisle AND center section of the same pew (eg. A7a AND A7c).
- In the new tab that opens, select from the tabs across the top the weekend Mass for which you would like to reserve a pew..
- In your desire tab, scroll down the SignUpGenius page until you find seat reservations (which will look similar to the following image – although colors vary between the 4 offered Mass times):
Pews already reserved (eg. B5c & B5a) will show a name or “Already Filled” & NO “Sign Up” button
Look for open pews (identifiable by the “Sign Up” button being displayed) and choose the place(s) you desire to sit by clicking “Sign Up” (eg. see B9c above).
When you’ve checked the pew(s) in which you want to sit, CLICK “Submit and Sign Up”
- You’ll then be sent to the page where you actually make your reservation;
it is required that you provide your name, email, and a phone number:
- You must provide your name, email, the number of people with whom you will be sitting, and a phone number in order to reserve a seat; once entered, click “Sign Up Now”. If you fail to enter any of the required info, it will NOT accept your reservation; in that case, fix your oversight & click “Sign Up Now”.
- When you land a the following confirmation page, you know your reservation is successful:
You will also receive an email confirmation of your reservation.
Make sure to review this confirmation – to ensure that you actually signed up for the Mass time you intended to sign up for. ALSO, please note the DAY & TIME of your reservation; there are 3 weekend Masses for which we are taking reservations, and each reservation page looks similar in design.
Having reviewed the process of signing up,
now is the time for you to reserve your pew.
Signups are available only for the up-coming weekend Masses. Sign-ups for the following weekend will go live at (or about) 1PM every Sunday afternoon. To SKIP THIS INSTRUCTIONAL PAGE IN THE FUTURE & GO DIRECTLY TO THE RESERVATION PAGE, type: http://rsvpnow.stpatrick.cc