Holy Family Church to hold parking lot Masses
GREENVILLE — Live-streamed Masses from Maine parishes have drawn hundreds of thousands of participants from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the live-streamed daily and Sunday Masses will continue to be offered throughout the state, several parishes are celebrating parking lot Masses with strict safety protocols as an additional offering for those interested.
Mass will be at 4 p.m. on Saturdays in the parking lot of the Holy Family Church (145 Pritham Avenue). Tune into 101.7 FM to listen to the Mass once parked.
At all parking lot Masses, Holy Communion will not be distributed until everyone’s safety can be assured through the adoption of appropriate protocols. For the present, parishioners are invited to participate in an Act of Spiritual Communion during these Masses. All parishioners will remain in their cars at all times. Only people who live together should be in the same vehicle. Churches/facilities will not be open for restroom use. Offertory collections will not be held during the Mass. Instead, parishioners are encouraged to donate to their parish online through WeShare (portlanddiocese.org/OnlineGiving) or by mailing in donations to the parish office.
Parishes will continue to offer drive-thru confessions, drive-in adoration, as well as using social media platforms to offer an assortment of other opportunities for prayer and educational program presentations. These and other opportunities can be found at the Diocese of Portland’s Coronavirus Response page (portlanddiocese.org/response-coronavirus), which is updated several times daily.