CHURCH SIGNUP FOR MODIFIED SERVICES

Christ is Risen!

With cautious excitement, we are happy to share that Holy Cross will be ready for modified attendance for services beginning Sunday, May 31st, 2020. In order to minister safely and fairly to our 500 families, please read the information below on how we will go about handling the SCHEDULING PROCESS for attendance.

In the interest of full transparency, on Sunday, May 24th, we will have a trial run with the Parish Council members and their families only, to ensure that we have a safe and functioning plan in place moving forward, in time for May 31st.

HOW THE SCHEDULING PROCESS WILL WORK:

We will be pre-scheduling attendance for services 2 weeks at a time. Parishioners will be asked to submit their preferred dates, where we will try to accommodate at least one service date, if not more, depending on the volume of requests. After the reservation window closes, parishioners will be notified of their confirmed attendance date(s).

We are currently scheduling for services from May 31st, 2020 to June 8. 2020. The first reservation window is now open and will remain open from now until Wednesday, May 27th.

Slots will be reserved by household/family grouping.

Depending on the volume of requests, the community center may be opened up for additional seating for a livecast, or an additional simultaneous service. Details regarding this particular option are currently TBD.

Listed below you will find the services that are currently available for request:

SERVICES CURRENTLY OPEN FOR SIGN-UPS:

Sunday, May 31 – Divine Liturgy (Sunday of the Holy Fathers)
8:30am-9:30am Arrival Time

Monday, June 1 – Paraclesis
6:30pm

Saturday, June 6 – Divine Liturgy (Saturday of the Souls)
8:30am-9:30am Arrival Time

Sunday, June 7 – Divine Liturgy (Pentecost)
8:30am-9:30am Arrival Time

Monday, June 8 – Divine Liturgy (Monday of the Holy Spirit)
8:30am-9:30am Arrival Time

SUBMIT YOUR PREFERRED DATES, ONE OF THREE WAYS:

PLEASE AWAIT Confirmation Notification to confirm your approved attendance date(s).

Email holycrosssignups@gmail.com (Preferred)

Copy/Paste This Information in the Body of your email:

  • Name:
  • Contact Information:
  • How Many In Your Family Will Be In Attendance:
  • Please List Their Names:
  • Preferred Service Days: (List as many services as possible, and we will do our best to get you in at one of your top 3.):
  • Best Way To Send Your Confirmation Notification: (Phone, Email, Text):

Phone the Office (412) 833-3355

Online Form

Please fill out ALL the information on the form below. Filling out the form does not mean you can attend church- the church office will reach out to you for what date you can attend.

PLEASE READ THE BELOW BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR DATES:

WHO MAY ATTEND:

  • Holy Cross Parishioners Only
  • Holy Cross Parishioners under the age of 6, and without underlying health conditions
  • Only those who have received confirmation on their assigned days will be permitted to enter

WHO MAY NOT ATTEND:

  • Per Metropolis guidelines, only members UNDER the age of 65 can attend.
  • ONLY parishioners of Holy Cross will be able to attend. Per Metropolis guidelines, parishioners must attend their own parishes and not seek other communities whose schedules differ from their own.
  • Those showing any signs of illness.
  • Those who have come in contact with COVID-Positive Persons in the last 2 weeks.
  • Those who are at high risk of illness.

WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE THE DAY OF:

  • You will be met while coming up the driveway, and attendance will be taken.
  • Please make an effort to arrive early (between 8:15 and 9:30AM) to help expedite the process and avoid bottlenecks, since there are limits as to how many can be congregated in the narthex at one time.
  • Masks will be required, except for those medically exempt or with special needs. If you have a mask, please bring your own. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.
  • Upon entering the double doors of the church, there will be a hand sanitizing station. Please sanitize your hands upon entering and exiting the church.
  • You will be directed to your safely designated seating area and will not be able to choose where you sit.
  • Please plan on bringing your own liturgy books.
  • If you plan on receiving Holy Communion, the current directive is that you do not close your mouth on the spoon.

DISCLAIMER
All those who wish to come into the Church building (sanctuary, hall, offices, etc.) agree by virtue of entering, that the Church cannot eliminate all risk; that the person is knowingly engaging that risk by entering; and indemnifies the parish, as well as its staff, volunteers, and parishioners for any health conditions resulting from their presence on the premises.

We thank you and appreciate your patience and understanding as we chart a new course, and try to make this difficult process as fair and safe as possible.

For more information on full Metropolis requirements please see below:
The Road Ahead “Yellow-Phase” Metropolis Directive

Questions regarding this process, please email: holycrosssignups@gmail.com.