Pastoral Resources 

Suggestions of Pastoral Initiatives During COVID-19

Many parishes have shared great ideas of pastoral initiatives they have undertaken in their parishes during COVID-19. We have created a document in hopes of sharing many of these different initiatives with all parishes. Click here to access this document.

Guidelines for Ensuring a Safe Church Environment Online

Given the recent increase in online meetings and events as we adjust to our new reality, we have created some guidelines to consider when organizing online gatherings, especially with youth and other vulnerable people. We have also prepared a permission form template for you to use when hosting online gatherings with youth. Please contact the diocesan coordinator of your ministry if you have any questions regarding ways of ensuring a safe online environment for all.

Click here for the guidelines
Click here for the permission form

Posters for the Entrance to the Church

We have prepared a poster that can be printed and placed in a prominent place to help welcome parishioners back to Mass, while ensuring they are aware of the hygiene measures they must observe while in the church.

8.5 × 11 PDF
8.5 × 14 PDF

Example of Sign-In Sheet to Be Used for Each Mass

We have received some questions regarding what information to include on the sign-in sheet that must be filled out by every person attending Mass for contact tracing purposes, should the need arise. Please click on the link below to download the template we have prepared, to be modified to reflect the needs of your parish. 

Sheet Template