Covid-19

Welcome to All Saint Parish in Alpena. The celebration of the Eucharist remains the center of the Church’s life, and our parish strives to do all we can to allow each person to feel they can safely attend Mass. While we must comply with the Covid-19 protocols set in place by the diocese, we do so with the health and safety in mind of everyone who enters the building. Face masks (covering an individual’s nose and mouth) and the 6-foot distance barrier remain requirements at this time.

Please be aware, to facilitate safe entry into the church, the only doors that are open during this time are the doors nearest the Parish Office off of the Sable Street parking entrance.

The Church is open for prayer from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
Likewise, the Parish Office is open, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

CONFESSIONS

Tuesday and Thursday:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday and Friday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
An open air confessional is located in the vestibule area in the back of the Church.

Returning to Mass, and want to know what to expect?
PERPETUAL ADORATION GUIDELINES

The following is information regarding Perpetual Adoration at St. Mary Church of All Saints Parish, which has resumed, but with some restrictions.  Those restrictions include the need for social distancing between adorers who are not of the same household, and the use of face masks – at least upon entering for and leaving from Adoration. (Once in an area at least 6 feet from other adorers, you may lower your mask.)  As at St. Anne Church, pews are marked off with plastic ribbon-tape to designate spaces available for adorers. Occupancy of the Adoration Chapel is limited to the available designated areas.  Do not move the tape, it is there to insure appropriate social distancing.  Couples and families may sit together if the available open space will accommodate them.  There are 13 available open spaces, many of which allow multiple people from the same household to sit together.  Before leaving, the anyone adoring must sanitize the areas they sat in and any items they touched (e.g. the restroom).  (Sanitation materials and  instructions are provided.)   

We welcome everyone to come to the Adoration Chapel of St. Mary, but if you are not able or are not willing to follow and abide by the restrictions which are in place for everyone’s protection, please do not come to the Adoration Chapel at this time.   

As before the suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Miller Street entrance (including the elevator) is open from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm seven days a week.  For security reasons the doors will be locked from 8:00 pm – 7:00 am, and access is limited only to adorers who have committed to those overnight hours. (Please note, if coming to adore between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, the Blessed Sacrament will still be there, but may not be exposed.) 

 

DO-IT-YOURSELF MASK

Because we need to wear masks when attending Mass, here is a link from the CDC with a few different directions on how you can make your own mask if you are in need of one (or two, or more…).

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html