Coronavirus Timeline

HERE WE PRESENT IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER ALL THE ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THE 2020 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

NOVEMBER 20, 2020: BISHOP LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL

Click here to read the letter Bishop Dewane wrote to all the faithful of the diocese.

 

OCTOBER 16, 2020: BISHOP LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL

Click here to read the letter Bishop Dewane wrote to all the faithful of the diocese.

Clic aqui para una carta del obispo.

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020: SUNDAY LIVE STREAM MASS TIME CHANGE

Important Announcement: beginning Sunday 9/20 the Mass in English that we live stream on the parish Facebook page will be changed to the 10:30 am Mass. If you tune in to our live stream Mass in English, we will no longer be broadcasting the 9:00 am, but instead be streaming the 10:30 am Mass from now on.


AUGUST 26, 2020: BISHOP EXTENDS DISPENSATION UNTIL NOV 1

Click here to read the letter Bishop Dewane wrote to all the faithful of the diocese.

Live Streaming of our Sunday Masses will continue.

JUNE 26: BISHOP LETTER TO PARISHIONERS & RESUMPTION OF SUNDAY MASS LIVE STREAMING

Bishop Dewane issued this letter to all parishioners of the Diocese. Clicking the link will open the letter for you to read.

In brief, the bishop has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass in person on Sunday until September.1.

Thus, for those with compromised health or high levels of risk or concern about attending Mass in person, viewing the Mass from home is advised.

To help our community stay connected to St. Andrew, we resume Live Streaming of Masses from St. Andrew, but only the Sunday Mass at 9:00am in English and 12:00pm (noon) in Spanish on Sunday, July 5. These Masses will be live on our parish Facebook page and posted later on our homepage.

Additionally, the Diocese of Venice in Florida airs the televised Sunday Mass for the homebound each week. at 10:30 a.m. on FOX4 in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Desoto counties. The Mass is also available on the Diocese of Venice website.

Furthermore, the bishop continues to live stream his daily Masses on the Diocese of Venice Facebook page.

 

 

MAY 21: ADORATION AND ANOINTING OF THE SICK ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mass with Anointing Delay Ad

Adoration Resumption Ad

MAY 18: ST. ANDREW LIVE STREAMING END DATES

The final Daily Mass live stream of St. Andrew Church Masses will be Saturday, May 23. Sunday Masses will continue to be live streamed through the end of May (both May 24 and May 31) at 9:00am (in English) and at 12:00noon (in Spanish) on our Facebook page as usual. After those dates, we recommend viewing the live streamed Masses of Bishop Dewane available on the Diocesan Facebook Page. Bishop Dewane will continue live streaming at least through June 28, the date the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is set to expire.

MAY 15: PUBLIC MASS GUIDELINES IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC

Click here for the Guidelines Handout that will be distributed at the doors of Church.

 

 

MAY 12 BISHOP LETTER:

Click here to read or download Bishop Dewane's letter of May 12 announcing the return of Masses in Public.

MAY 11 ANNOUNCEMENT:

From Bishop F Dewane:

After much prayer and discernment and having consulted with the Council, it has beendetermined that public celebration of the Mass in the Diocese of Venice will resume on Monday, May 18, 2020 and will continue going forward. The dispensation from theobligation to attend Sunday Mass is extended through June 28, 2020.

 

MAY 10 ANNOUNCEMENT:

CHURCH PHASE TWO REOPEN - COMMUNION SERVICES & PRIVATE PRAYER

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May 11-16

Communion Services in Main Church at 7:30am & 9:00am

Social Distancing Necessary

Private Prayer in Chapel after 9:00am Mass - 2pm

Coronavirus Symptoms - please don't come to Church if you are ill

APRIL 30 ANNOUNCEMENT:

CHURCH PHASE ONE REOPEN - PRIVATE PRAYER

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May 1 & 2, May 4-9, 10 am - 12 noon

Private Prayer Only

Individually and with Social Distancing

Do's and Don'ts of Coming Back to Church

Coronavirus Symptoms - please don't come to Church if you are ill

 

APRIL 29 ANNOUNCEMENT:

Missal Books Available

Due to the timing of the closure of the church, we have an entire set of our seasonal missal books that have not been used and will not be used in the church. Thus, rather than just toss them all in recycling, we are offering them to our parishioners. There will be a box of these books outside the Chapel (West) entrance to church under the covered driveway for anyone who, during an essential trip out of your home, would like to  pick one or more up for private use at home.

 

APRIL 21 ANNOUNCEMENT:

SUNDAY MASSES STREAMED:

We are pleased to announce that moving forward, St. Andrew will continue to stream its 9:00am Mass in English and a Mass in Spanish at 11:00am. To view the Masses live visit our Facebook page. By the next day, they will be embedded here on our homepage for viewing from our YouTube channel.

 

APRIL 17 LETTER FROM THE BISHOP

Click here to read an update from Bishop Frank Dewane.

APRIL 15 ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CONFESSION SCHEDULE:

With Lent ending and the Easter season beginning, St. Andrew's Confession schedule returns to a more normal weekly offering: Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am ONLY, continuing with a "drive through" procedure of priests stationed outside the Chapel (West covered) entrance and the South (facing the school) entrance to receive parishioners in their cars.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY MASSES STREAMED:

We are please to announce that this Sunday, April 19, Divine Mercy Sunday, St. Andrew will stream its 9:00am Mass in English and a Mass in Spanish at 11:00am. To view the Masses live visit our Facebook page.

 

MARCH 18 ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ST. ANDREW CHURCH SUSPENSION OF MASS INFORMATION.

Please note that this information is current and overrides any schedules or information provided in published church bulletins (including for March 22 bulletin as it was sent to the publisher before these developments). We will NOT be following the schedules printed in bulletins but only that which is listed in this notice.

St. Andrew Facebook Page - where we will live stream 9:00am Mass Mon-Sat.

 

BISHOP SUSPENDS MASSES AND LITURGIES THROUGH EASTER (March 18 Letter)

Click here to view or download the letter.

 

BISHOP SENDS LETTER RE:LENTEN PENANCE SERVICES (March 15)

Bishop Letter Cancelling Penance Services

BISHOP SENDS LETTER TO PARISHIONERS (March 14)

Click here to read the latest letter from Bishop Dewane.

This letter extends the dispensation of the previous memo to all the faithful. Anyone wishing to stay home from Mass at this time is excused from the Sunday obligation and advised to keep Sunday a day of prayer and reflection on the Gospel, perhaps by watching a Mass on television.

 

BISHOP DEWANE ISSUES MEMO (March 13)

Click here to read the latest guidance offered by our bishop that supplements and expands upon the guidelines posted below. Perhaps most importantly, Bishop Dewane writes the following:

Out of pastoral concern for the health and well-being of all of our people, I have decided to offer the following dispensations. I dispense from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass those who are sick and those providing care for them, those with chronic medical conditions or severely compromised immune systems, those whose age or frailty causes them to be at greater risk, those that have been exposed to the coronavirus and those who because of anxiety may decide not to attend Mass.

As long as any of the above-referenced conditions continue, this dispensation shall remain valid.

Note: Those who refrain from attending Mass due to above conditions should, if possible, devote time to prayer or observe Mass on television or the internet. While nothing can replace attending and participating in Sunday Mass or receiving Holy Communion, those who refrain from Sunday Mass due the above conditions
have not committed a sin.

Furthermore, the following instructions are given for the church during Mass:

All missals and other printed material that may be handled by parishioners should be removed from the pews since there will not be enough time between Masses to properly sanitize them. If using worship aides, they should be used one time and disposed of after each Mass. In addition, efforts should be made to display the words of the hymns, and other parts of the liturgy If possible, on screens or walls within the Church.

Collection baskets should be retrofitted to Include a handle for the ushers to use as they pass through the congregation, which will eliminate the need to pass the basket from person to person, A possible alternative, that could be utilized until the baskets are retrofitted, would be the establishment of fixed collection locations within the Church with ushers standing next to the basket for the offertory. If this short-term option were
Implemented, It Is suggested that this take place during the exit from Mass as opposed to conducting It during Holy Communion. Hopefully, by the following week, the collection baskets can be modified, or new ones ordered, to accommodate the new procedure.

The doors to the Church should be propped open or held open by a greeter before and after Mass to minimize the number of surfaces parishioners need to touch.

The memo also includes many guidelines about representatives of the church visiting the sick. Please click the link above to review the complete letter.

 

MARCH 8 CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES

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Bishop Coronavirus Steps