The Cathedral of Saint Thomas More News:

Christmas Mass Reservations

December 22, 2020

Thank you for registering to attend Christmas Mass at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More. Please join members of the Cathedral choir for Christmas Carols 30 minutes prior the start of the 3:00pm, 6:00pm, and 9:30 am Mass. The Cathedral string ensemble will be playing 20 minutes before the 10:00pm Mass.

If you have registered and your plans have changed, please go online, and cancel your reservation to open a space for someone else who may want to attend. If you have difficulty in cancelling your reservation, contact Tara Quaadman at tquaadman@cathedralstm.org for assistance.

To ensure the health and safety off all in attendance, please respect the following guidelines:

• Out of concern for others, masks are required of all Mass attendees over the age of 5. Masks are encouraged for children ages 2 – 4. If you do not have a mask, please ask an usher for assistance.
• Maintain social distancing protocols of 6-ft separation while entering, sitting, and exiting the Cathedral.

Entering the Cathedral
Entrance for Mass will be through the front doors of the Cathedral (near the statue of Christ the Redeemer) so that we can check you and your group in. The side doors will be for exiting only after Mass has ended. It is important that everyone with a seat reservation arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled Mass start time.
Families and those living in the same household can sit together (max 7 people per pew- note signs). Pews not available for seating will be marked accordingly with signage.
Please use the hand sanitizer at the entrance.
Music sheets are available at the entrance.
Christmas Carols will begin 30 minutes prior to Mass.

During Mass
Maintain social distancing protocols of 6-ft separation as you come forward to receive Holy Communion.
We encourage you to receive the Eucharist in your hands rather than on the tongue. We understand that this is a very personal decision, and do not make this request lightly.
After you have received the Eucharist in your hands, please step to the side, lower your mask and consume the host.

After Mass
Please stay in your pew after Mass is over and wait for the ushers to direct you to exit so that we can maintain social distance.
Please dispose of your Music Program in the trashcan as you exit the Cathedral. They will not be reused.

Safety Reminders
As you make plans, we ask that you please do your part in keeping everyone safe by:
Staying home and cancelling your plans to attend Mass if you or anyone in your group or household that day is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or within 14 days prior to Christmas Eve/Day has been in close contact with someone who has the virus or has received a positive test for the virus and not completed the required quarantine period prior to Christmas Eve/Day.

We look forward to celebrating the Nativity of the Lord with you and your families!

Merry Christmas!