Please accept our thanks for your cooperation with the pandemic restrictions. It has not been an easy time for any of us. Know that we have been and are continuing to pray for you and your intentions.

Governor Cuomo has lifted most of the restrictions regarding the pandemic. The Archdiocese of New York has also issued new guidelines to parishes easing pandemic restrictions. As a result of this the following changes have been implemented:

Mask/face coverings are now optional in the church for those who have been vaccinated.

It is still recommended that those who have not been vaccinated wear a mask/face covering by the CDC.

The blue tape for most of the church is gone. We return to open seating. There is still an area where those who would like to continue social distancing may do so and is still marked off by blue tape.

At Our Lady of the Assumption Church the section for those who wish to continue to practice social distancing is on the far right side of the church (Mahan Avenue side).

At St. Mary, Star of the Sea Church each of the sections has pews marked for social distancing.

  • The exchange of the sign of peace is permitted.

  • Holy Water fonts are to remain empty.

  • Holy Communion from the chalice should not resume at this time.

The lifting of these restrictions is a much welcome sign that we have returned to a more normal way of life while still recognizing that it will take time for all in our parish to to feel comfortable resuming pre-pandemic activities. We hope and pray that all will feel safe to return to the church life they knew before the pandemic befell us.

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Thank you for your continued cooperation as we work our way through this pandemic.

Our Lady of the Assumption, pray for us!

St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Pray for us!

Prayer in the Absence of Mass

Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you.Never permit me to be separated from you.Amen.

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