St. Mary's is currently open with limited attendance. Fr. David, Psa. Stephanie, and the Reopening Committee appreciate your patience and understanding as we do our best to comply with state guidelines and practice obedience to our synod of bishops. We pray that this phase will go smoothly and safely, and that we return to less restricted practices soon!
To attend a service, you must do the following:
- Register for the service on Realm. (Find the service you'd like to attend on the calendar, click it for more details, and click the Register to Attend button.)
- Arrive early, so there is plenty of time for you to be greeted and checked in by a doorwarden before we close the doors.
- Bring a filled out and signed copy of the health agreement. (We'll have a few extra copies on hand if needed.)
- Follow the protocols we've set up to ensure social distancing and allow as many people to attend as possible.
What COVID-19 precautions are being taken at St. Mary's?
The physical safety of those attending services is very important to us. You can read the protocol we've set up to guard our clergy, volunteers, and attendees below.
How do I know if my registration went through?
Check your inbox for a confirmation email. If you did not get a confirmation email, then you're not in our system. Try again!
I'm a parishioner. May I bring a guest?
Most likely, yes! We'd like to give our parishioners priority at Sunday services, so other services are the best times to bring your guests. When you are registering for a service on Realm, register your guest in the Named Guest field. Make sure your guests read this webpage, so they know what's expected of them while they're here.
May I attend if I am not a St. Mary's parishioner?
Yes! We would be happy to have you at any of our services. Simply find the service you'd like to attend on our calendar and click the "Register to Attend" button. We generally post registration for services 5-7 days before the service takes place. Just read this webpage, so you know what's expected of you while you're here.
Do I really need to complete a Health Agreement every time I come?
We accept Health Agreements for a 24-hour period. That means that if you signed a Health Agreement for Saturday evening vespers, it's still good for Sunday morning liturgy.
I registered for a service, but I need to cancel. What do I do?
You can cancel your registration on Realm. Please make sure to do so as soon as you know that you won't be attending, so we may offer your spot to another attendee. Be sure to notify the head doorwarden of that service, especially if the time for the service is approaching! This helps them make tricky decisions at the door. Check your confirmation email to see who you should contact.
I registered for a service, but I'm running late. What do I do?
Check your confirmation email to see who you should contact, and let him or her know immediately. If the check-in team doesn't hear from you, they may assume that you're not coming, and might give your spot to a hopeful walk-in!
When to Register for A Service
In Realm, we open each Registration Event for in-person attendance early in the week. If you attended the previous week, please be considerate of others by registering later in the week.
- Registration for Saturday Vespers will close when we reach capacity, or at 4:00pm on Friday.
- Registration for Sunday Divine Liturgies will close when we reach capacity, or at 4:00pm on Saturday.
- For all other services, please check the Event Description in Realm to see when you need to register.
Reopening Phase Protocols
Please follow these protocols while on the premises:
- Wear a mask while you're on the property.
- Respect 6-foot physical distancing while waiting in line to check in.
- Sanitize your hands before entering the building.
- Remain at the bottom of the side entrance stairwell leading up to the Narthex until an usher calls you inside.
- An usher will guide you to your pew. Once there, remain in that spot.
- If you plan on taking Holy Communion, remain in your pew until called by an usher. Keep your mask on until Fr. David tells you to remove it. Once you have received, put your mask back on. Allow an usher to guide you back to your pew.
- At the dismissal, wait until an usher directs you to exit. Holy bread will be waiting for you in the narthex to take home.
- Once outside the building, keep your mask on. You may socialize in the back yard of St. Nina's. Avoid socializing in the parking lot so drivers may quickly and safely exit the property.
Thanks for helping us keep St. Mary’s compliant with health guidelines as set forth by the state and our episcopate!