Dear Parish Family,
I would like to thank you for your patience over the past several weeks (months), we have safely and efficiently welcomed you to Mass. We have adhered to the health guidelines of the state and diocese. There were many people who spent hours with me in organizing and planning to make sure that we are in compliance to the guidelines. Thank you to those individuals. Now that our capacity successfully expanded with the guidance from CDC, state and local officials and the Bishop’s office, we will eliminate the need to pre-register for Mass effective the weekend of April 24/25. However, this is an experiment and if the need arises, we may return to a modified sign-up system.
Please read careful the following guidelines in order to ensure the safety and fitting environment for our worship.
1. Please make sure that when you enter and exit the church and before receiving communion to sanitize your hands. Hand sanitizers are available throughout the church.
2. Attendance is on a first come first served basis. If the number of worshippers approaches a limit that compromises safe distancing, we will ask that you use the McGrath Hall or attend Mass at a later time. Please be advised that the church is sanitized after all Masses.
3. Face mask or face coverings is required at all times regardless of vaccination status. Please be sure to cover both your nose and mouth.
4. Social distancing must be observed at all times. Please follow the markings on the pews.
5. Please do not attend Mass if you are not feeling well or required to be quarantined.
Please note that the Mass times will be back to its original schedule on the first weekend of June (June 5/6). The mass times are;
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm
May our Blessed Mother Mary, assumed into heaven intercede and hear of prayers.
In Christ Jesus our Lord,
Official Statement Regarding Your Safety and Responsibilities
The Church of the Assumption, Westport is pleased to be able to offer public worship. The parish is taking precautions per the recommendations of the CDC, Governor Lamont’s office, and the Office of the Bishop of Bridgeport regarding public gatherings, as wee as our own precautions that we believe are prudent under circumstances. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Mass, but please understand there are risks involved in attending public worship in a pandemic, despite all of the precautions taken by the parish and the diocese.
We ask your cooperation with all of the directives that have been put in place for your safety and the safety of our clergy and staff. When attending any parish activity, you recognize the obligation to (i) wear a mask or face covering when required; (ii) adhere to all directives regarding social distance spacing when participating in the activity and (iii) not attend if you are sick, experiencing any symptoms consistent with the coronavirus, or are otherwise required to be quarantine.