Saint Matthew's Church
ST. MATTHEW’S RE-OPENING
St. Matthew’s re-opened for weekend masses on June 27-28. At that time a distance of four empty seats was required between parties. Effective August 8-9, a distance of three empty seats between unrelated parties will be utilized. Due to COVID-19 requirements for social distancing, the number of seats available at each Mass is limited and you will need to make a reservation. Reservations can be made at iTickets, by emailing Peggy McQuade at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Peggy in the parish office at (518) 765-2805 Ext. 14. Please see Fr. Chris’ complete letter regarding St. Matthew’s re-opening here.
If you plan on attending Mass at St. Matthew’s you need to be aware of the following list of things you should do and know before attending Mass:
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In this time of social distancing and isolation, please remember that the needs of your parish continue. You can continue to support your parish through traditional methods (envelopes) or it may be more convenient for you to make your offertory contribution electronically through St. Matthew’s E-giving program. Please see St. Matthew’s E-Giving page for more information. We are truly grateful for all who have remained faithful with their financial assistance during this time of uncertainty.
The Diocese of Albany is keeping Catholics apprised of changes, updates and resources on its dedicated web page: rcda.org/coronavirus. In addition, a Faith at Home page includes links to livestreamed Mass, daily Scripture readings, saints of the day, and suggestions for creating a sacred space at home: rcda.org/coronavirus/resources.
HOW TO COPE WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY
The attached documents provide some insight in how to deal with stress and anxiety in uncertain times. We are providing these as a resource for you.