Cold & Flu Season Reminders

During the cold and flu season please remember the following helpful and healthy reminders while at Mass:


General Considerations:

Cover our nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or cough or sneeze into your elbow.


• Sign of Peace:

Do not be offended if someone chooses not to shake your hand at the sign of peace. If you are ill (and present at Mass), the appropriate response to someone extending a sign of peace might be to bow to them and say, “Peace be with you,” to avoid contact while sick.


• Reception of Holy Communion:

While it is the teaching of the Church that the fullness of the Body and Blood of Christ is contained in the Holy Eucharist under the form of the host that is distributed at Mass, the Church has also extended the privilege to receive Holy Communion under the form of wine. However, if you are feeling ill, please consider receiving Holy Communion in the hand and refrain from receiving the Precious Blood until you are returned to good health.