The tabernacle has been relocated to the sanctuary area ! With the presence of the Eucharist now situated behind the altar, extra reverence and respect need to be given before and after mass, so please look at the following:
Please enter the sacristy either through the back door (that faces the rectory), or the door that connects to the side hallway (where the side bathroom is). Please try not to come in and out using the sacristy door that leads to the sanctuary and altar.
When bringing books to the ambo before Mass, please go around the back hallway, and enter the sanctuary area through the music sacristy door. When you come out of the door, and if you are carrying something, please make one respectful and reverent bow in the direction of the altar and tabernacle. Please try, as much as possible, not to walk across the sanctuary area.
Please continue to do what you have been doing, whether it be during the readings, petitions, or even with the collection basket. Nothing changes during Mass.
Again, please try to minimize traffic in the sanctuary area. If at all possible, please use doors other than the ones that lead directly to the sanctuary and altar.
Thanks for all you do in proclaiming God's Word!