ST MATTHEW’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
906 Garrity Street, Mobile, AL
CHRISTMAS EVE MASS
24 December, 2020, 4 o’clock PM
YouTube Streaming Link
Mass attendance is welcomed for all parishioners and guests, however, as everyone is surely aware, there are numerous restrictions on our occupancy.
We will be attempting in every way to comply with the Mobile Public Health Department’s recommendations to protect all our parishioners and guests at Mass. In general, we are restricted to 50% occupancy - every other row. Beyond that, our congregation is expected to wear masks and maintain “social distancing,” except that family units may sit together without separation.
We are acutely aware of the fragility of our older parishioners and the space limitations imposed upon the Church. Accordingly, we will broadcast (live stream) our Christmas Eve Mass Celebration via YouTube. Individual at-risk parishioners and whole families may stay at home, participate in the Mass via YouTube or Facebook Live-Stream and share in the Eucharist by the Catholic tradition of a “Spiritual Communion“ (reverse side of this notice).
INSTRUCTIONS: Go to YouTube in your browser; Type in the Search Window exactly “St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Mobile, AL”; Then find “St. Matthew’s Christmas Eve Mass” and you are at Mass.
A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist:
Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You Sacramentally, please come to me spiritually and enter into my heart.
I embrace You as if You are already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit that I may be separated from You, Jesus, my Lord and my God.