Seating capacity is indicated by the labeling of the pews. About every other pew is available to sit in and we ask that if you share a pew with others, that you leave some space between families. For those who want to come, but want more space, a few sections have available seating in every 3rd pew, instead of every other one. We will continue to have about 20 black folding chairs set up around the perimeter of the church as well.
Trained volunteers are on hand to help with seating and safety at Mass. We will do our best to safely seat everyone who comes to celebrate Mass with us. If we run out of safe spaces in the pews, we will offer you a seat in the black folding chairs, find you an appropriate place to stand, or let a Eucharistic minister know if you want to participate by listening to the Mass while in the courtyard. You may also choose to come back for another Mass or participate in the live-stream at 8:30 am on Sunday mornings. We have not yet needed to turn anyone away from Mass due to capacity issues, but if that is a concern for you, we encourage you to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to Mass time.
We will continue to live-stream the Sunday 8:30 am Mass (with distribution of communion afterward) for the foreseeable future, as well as some occasional special liturgies.
Four Simple Rules
As we continue living with the Coronavirus, we have learned how to make things more manageable and less dangerous. There are just a few simple but important rules to follow to continue to help increase the safety in attending Mass:
- While you are inside buildings, wear a cloth mask that covers your nose and mouth. Masks should also be worn when you’re outside if you cannot have space between you and others.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Keep a little distance between yourself and others.
- Stay home when you are not feeling well. (The dispensation for attending Sunday Mass is ongoing at this time. If you are vulnerable or ill, please stay home and pray with us online.)
Your patience, kindness, thoughtfulness, and selfless sacrifices have helped many parishioners come back to the Mass and the sacraments.
It is a great pleasure to welcome you home to Corpus Christi, and we look forward to continuing to do so in the coming weeks and months.
Although we are no longer live-streaming our daily Masses, the Phoenix Diocese live-streams daily Masses on Facebook and YouTube at 8:00am on dphx.org/stayhealthy/tvmass/. This can be a great way to remind us of the universality of the Church and connect you with not only our parish of Corpus Christi, but also with the Diocese of Phoenix!
Adoration in the Chapel
Our chapel is currently open Monday through Friday from 9:00am-8:00pm. We desire to return to our perpetual schedule but must fill the schedule we currently have. Please sign up for an hour here or contact Kathleen Foley in the Parish Office.
There are 12 chairs in the chapel – spaced 6-feet apart – pairs of chairs are meant for members of one family. Masks are required. Please wipe down any surfaces you touch.
Confessions inside the church continue at their normally scheduled times: Tuesday 5:00pm, Thursday 7:00pm, Saturday 2:30pm
Masks are required in the church.
As we are still unable to use the confessionals, priests will be available in the choir area or baptistry area. Please follow the blue tape on the ground for the line(s).
Our Parish Office is open during normal operating hours of 9:00am-5:00pm (closed between 11:30am and 1:00pm for lunch.) Please drop in if you need our assistance.
Reservations are available for private shopping time in our gift shop. Please contact our gift shop manager Barb Manning.