liturgy & worship

Updated 03/04/2024

At this time, our Sunday liturgies are offered in a hybrid online & in-person format.

Starting on March 10, 2024 the Sunday liturgies will go back to starting at 5:00 pm.

Centering Prayer remains online only on Tuesdays and is in-person on Thursdays.

We ask for patience as we work on the technical aspects. As we regather for hybrid liturgies, things may look a bit different. Aware that things may change, and out of a dedication to protecting the most vulnerable among our community, our current recommendations include:

  • Masks are optional.

  • No distancing required

  • Singing & communal recitation allowed (yes, we will have our choir)

  • Communion is offered in gluten free Eucharistic bread and consecrated red wine or white grape juice. Wine and grape juice is served in single use cups which are made from recycled plastic and recycled after use. (Not reused)

  • Instead of passing a basket for the offering, baskets will be placed at the entrances to the chapel for the offering. If you have been making your donations online or by mail, you may continue to do so.

  • We will not police vaccination status, but we encourage all who are able to get vaccinated.

  • You may notice that our worship leaders (priests, lectors, & cantors) remove their face masks when at the microphones for increased audio clarity. All of these individuals are fully vaccinated.

Please know that whether you join us online or in-person, you are an integral part of our community. 

If you feel sick or have any symptoms of Covid-19 (fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, loss of taste/smell, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, etc) we encourage you to stay home and join us online instead. (And to get tested for covid-19 before rejoining us.)

We are continually monitoring updates from the county and public health officials and will change our guidelines if necessary.  More information can be found on our online liturgy page

Liturgy and worship is at the center of our community life. 

  • We gather online on Sunday nights at 5pm for mass (4pm during winter months) - which lasts about an hour and has music, readings, a homily, and Eucharist. 
  • We tend to have special liturgies for major events - Martin Luther King Sunday, PRIDE weekend, the Feast of Mary Magdalene, as well as holidays like Christmas and Easter. 

All are truly welcome at our liturgies. 

Check out what to expect at one of our liturgies

or browse our collection of past homilies and worship aids to get a feel for our worship services. 

Our scripture readings come from the Comprehensive Catholic Lectionary,

a project undertaken by Jane Via & Nancy Corran. 

Liturgical ministries

There are several ways to get involved in our liturgy: 

  • Consider becoming a lector or part of our livestream liturgy team. Read more here
  • Our liturgy committee is responsible for the planning of our liturgies. They meet once a month to discuss upcoming liturgies. Meetings are open to all - come see what goes into making our liturgy happen. 
  • While we are gathering online, our music is being pre-recorded. If you'd like to be involved with this, contact our Music Director, Malcolm Twentyman