Following the recommendation of our Archdiocese, the Tri-Parish Catholic Community formed a Safety & Security Team (SST). The Mission of the SST is to “develop & implement plans to address the safety of our parishioners, guests, staff, clergy, and physical property”.
In cooperation and assistance with our insurance company Catholic Mutual, the SST has recommended the following to Fr. Jim:
-At the start of Mass the choir (north) entrance door will be locked from the outside, to restrict entry. It will still be usable as an exit at St. Mary.
-The balcony will be closed unless needed for large attendance. Please use the main level for seating at St. Mary.
-During weekday Masses at St. Charles and St. Mary, when the day school children are present, the entrances to church will be locked at the start of Mass, for the safety of the children.
More safety precautions maybe coming.
These changes will take effect the weekend of 4/18-19. We understand this may be an inconvenience for some, but these changes are made with the safety and security of our parishioners in mind. Thank You for your cooperation in these matters.