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Dear Parishioners and Friends,  

I am very happy to announce that under new guidelines issued by the Archbishop of Detroit, Most Holy Trinity Church will resume public Masses this Sunday, May 24!

This is great news and I am very excited to see people in our church once again! But please note that it will not be a return to Mass as it was. There are many guidelines that we must follow in order to hold Mass. It is necessary that everyone adhere to the guidelines. We will not be allowed to hold Mass if we do not follow the guidelines. So please, for the benefit of everyone, take note of the following.

  • Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. in Spanish and 11:00 a.m. in English on Sunday, May 24. There will be no Saturday Mass at this time.
  • We can only allow 125 people in the church. Therefore, we will allow people to start lining up outside the church at 8:30 for the 9:00 Mass and at 10:30 for the 11:00 Mass. We will issue tickets to the first 125 people in line. Doors will open at 8:45 for the 9:00 Mass and 10:45 for the 11:00 Mass.
  • Everyone must wear a mask to enter the church. There will be hand sanitizer available.
  • Families and individuals should line up next to the markers that will be placed 6 feet apart outside the church. This is to maintain proper social distance while in line.
  • Entry and exit will be through the main center doors only.
  • Ushers will escort ticket holders to their pews. Everyone must be seated by an usher. No one will be allowed to choose their own seat. Please be patient and courteous as you wait to be seated.
  • Groups from different households will be seated at least 6 feet apart. Families can sit together.
  • There will be markings on the floor 6 feet apart for the people to line up to receive Holy Communion. Please follows the direction of the ushers.
  • The Eucharist will be distributed according to diocesan guidelines that ensure safety. The priest will provide additional directions during Mass.
  • All hymnals and missalettes will be removed from the pews, and the congregation is asked to not sing during the liturgy. The Gloria and other Mass parts will be recited, and no hymns will be sung. 
  • When Mass is over, ushers will release one pew at a time to ensure an orderly exit. Everyone must leave the church when it's their turn. Please do not linger in the church after Mass. The church will be cleaned and disinfected after each Mass, and we need to begin that process immediately after Mass.
  • Offertory baskets will be present in several places in the church so you can make your donation safely.
  • Mass will be live streamed on our Facebook page for anyone who does not want to attend in person. Do not come to Mass if you have any symptoms of illness. If you are older than age 65, have a compromised health condition or caring for the sick in any way, please consider very carefully if it is wise for you to come.
  • If you arrive at the church and are not one of the first 125 people and are not able to come inside, we invite you to watch the live stream Mass from your own device in your car or from the plaza (please bring your own chair!) and receive Communion. A Eucharistic Minister will come outside during Communion time to give the Eucharist to those present who wish to receive it.

For more information on the diocesan guidelines, click here to read them in total or here for a video summary.

I look forward to seeing our congregation together again! May God bless you always.

Yours in Christ,

Msgr. Chuck Kosanke