For Newcomers

Newcomers are Welcome!

At the same time, we respectfully remind them that to receive Our Lord in Holy Communion, one must be:

    • A baptized Catholic free from any mortal sin committed since one’s last valid confession with a validly ordained true Catholic priest by a Catholic Bishop. *Read footnote for explanation.

    • Fasting for three hours from any food and/or alcoholic beverage and one hour from any other beverage except water.

Dress Code

Out of respect for the True Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, and for the edification of our neighbor, we kindly request that all who come to our Chapel observe the basic traditional Catholic standards of dress for church attendance:

    • Women and girls must cover their heads. (Chapel veils or mantillas are available for loan in the vestibule.)

    • Women and girls must wear dresses or skirts that cover the knee completely when standing or sitting. Slacks, shorts, sleeveless, tight or low-cut clothing, and dresses or skirts with long slits above the knees are not permitted.

    • It is recommended for men and boys to wear suit coats and ties for Sunday Mass. Jeans and other casual attire are inappropriate for attendance at church.

Bishop Mark Pivarunas’ Pastoral Letter on Modesty, which contains directives from the Church’s Magisterium, is available online here.

Footnote: The Sacraments of orders were corrupted by Paul VI in 1968, including the Rite of Episcopal Consecration.  Thus, absolutions ostensibly given by persons who received orders under the lineage of the new form should schedule a general confession before receiving the Blessed Sacrament. Because Catholics should not commit the sin of presumption and strive to maintain their soul in the state of sanctifying grace at all times, those who have any questions regarding the validity of the absolutions upon which their soul depends, should reach out to Father to discuss the matter without delay.