Friday, November 20, 2020 at 2:47 PM
COVID-19 Information: Given the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area, St Teresa's is suspending public Masses until further notice out of an abundance of caution.
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COVID-19 Information & Precautions

St Teresa of Avila San Franciso is closely monitoring the developing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) using the Centers for Disease Control, Archdioceses of San Francisco guidance, and local health authorities as sources of up-to-date information. All Masses will be live streamed beginning Saturday, March 21, 2020.  

11/20/2020: After consultations with our Safety Directors, Fr. Kwiecien, and Fr. Greenwell regarding the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area, St Teresa's is suspending public Masses until further notice out of an abundance of caution.

Live Stream Mass via Zoom HERE

Zoom Meeting code: 820-821-335

*Smartphone or Ipad Users: To view on a mobile device you must DOWNLOAD the ZOOM App
*Laptop/Desktop: If you do not wish to download the Zoom app on your computer please select "cancel" when asked to download the application and click "join from your browser" at the bottom of the screen. You will then be prompted to enter a valid email and your name. 


Public Mass Updates

As of 11/20/2020 we have suspended all public Masses.
*This is subject to change week to week depending on the SF Health Department regulations and volunteers for mass preparation.

Volunteer for In-Person Mass Support:  
Please email info@stteresasf.org with: 

  • Which mass you plan to attend
  • If you are able to volunteer to assist with Mass attendance

In order to proceed safely with resuming in-person attendance at Mass, we are seeking volunteers to serve as ushers. Importantly, if we do not have at least four volunteer ushers for a Mass, that Mass will not be open for in-person attendance. We will continue to live stream all Masses. 

Return to Mass Usher Responsibilities

Arrive at least a half-hour before Mass for training and organization. Collect and assist attendees in completing affidavits. Control the entry of attendees into the church, and guide attendees to the pews. Ensure that attendees are maintaining physical distancing and other safety practices. Ideally, volunteers would make a weekly or bi-weekly commitment to help.

 

Before You Arrive

  • The Archdiocese of San Francisco requires that every person or family must complete an Informed Consent for in-person attendance at Mass during COVID-19 Public Health Crisis form EVERY time you attend Mass
    • Submit Online and show the confirmation to the Usher.
    • Download & Print - give copy to the Usher. 
    • If you are unable to show Usher a confirmation of Online completion or forget your printed form at home you will be asked to complete a new form before entering the Church. 

When You Arrive

  • Masks are required at all times, both outside and inside the church
  • Restrooms will not be available
  • Personal hand sanitizer is required, please use prior to entering the church.
  • As you prepare to enter, please line up on the taped marks to maintain social distancing
  • Only the garden/patio door will be used for Entrance and Exit.
  • Ushers will seat parishioners/families to ensure social distancing is maintained.

During Mass

  • To maintain social distancing, the worship space was configured to allow approximately 40 - 50 parishioners at each Mass.
  • Mask are required at all times during Mass.
  • Children must remain in the pew with their families
  • Restrooms will NOT be available 
  • Windows and doors will remain open to allow ventilation of the worship space.
  • There will be no singing or chanting.
  • The sign of peace will be made with a nod to others.

Leaving Mass

  • Communion will be offered as you leave the church
  • There will be no gatherings either before or after Mass
  • Please consider continuing to financially support our parish during this time to help us support our parish staff, programs & ministries, and maintenance. Fr Michael Greenwell COVID-19 Contribution Letter.  
  • Only the garden/patio door will be used for Entrance and Exit

Update from Fr Michael Greenwell, April 7th 

Visit the Saint Teresa of Avila San Francisco youtube channel for preview updates from Fr Michael Greenwell. 

We will continue to keep you updated with any changes via constant contact email, website, and social media pages.


Archdiocese of San Francisco Updates 

Below are update letters from Archbishop Cordileone detailing the instructions from the California Catholic Conference of Bishops.  

Additional TV Mass and Online Mass Options

  • Sunday 6:00 AM KTSF
  • Sunday 6:00 AM KOFY 
  • Anytime online at FatherHarry.org 

Each Sunday a Catholic TV mass is aired on a number of TV channels throughout the Bay Area Dioceses, offered by Monsignor Harry Schlit and Father Dave Ghiorso. The Catholic TV Mass focuses on our Catholic community for those who are homebound, residing in assisted living, hospitalized or imprisoned and unable to attend Mass at their parish church. You may find these masses in the San Francisco Area each Sunday on KTSF at 6:00 AM -or- KOFY at 6:00 AM or online any time at “FatherHarry.org”. 

 

 

Stream Mass Live via Zoom HERE         Meeting Code 820-821-335

Return to Mass Informed Consent
 - Online Form Link
 - Download and Print 

 

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