In-Person Worship

Following the latest CDC guidelines, we are now lifting many of the current restrictions in place for worship and other activities that take place at the Cathedral. Starting July 4, the following changes will go into effect:

  • Registration will no longer be in place and all pews will be open for seating.
  • Masking for vaccinated people will be optional.
  • Masks are required for all unvaccinated people- children and adults.

Additionally, we will be returning to the 8:00 A.M. (no singing) and 10:00 A.M. Sunday worship schedule.  Over the course of the summer, the choir will begin returning, with the full choir in place in September.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Dean Melinda at mhall@cathedralofstpaul.org or call the office at 814.452.3779.

FAQs

Does vaccination status matter to attend worship?  

No, you can attend worship regardless of your vaccination status. Those who are unvaccinated, adults and children, must wear masks.

I have children; is there childcare for worship?

Yes, childcare is available for babies through first grade at the 10:00 am service.

What can I expect when I arrive to worship?

With the new protocols, you can enter through any door and expect to be greeted by one of our members and given a bulletin.

Will I have to wear a mask at services?

Masks are not required for vaccinated people, but are required for unvaccinated children and adults. We encourage those who are immunosuppressed or suffering from an illness to wear a mask for their own safety.

What are the seating arrangements?

All pews will be open for seating, although we encourage those attending worship to consider their spacing and distancing to promote good public health precautions.

Will there be Eucharist?

Yes, at each service we will celebrate the Eucharist.  We will distribute the elements in the all-in-one, self-contained units we have been using for the past months.  They will be blessed during the service and worshippers will come forward to receive them and consume them upon return to their seating. 

What about coffee hour?

Coffee hour will take place before the 8:00am service and after the 10:30am service. We are serving coffee and will begin serving snacks when the hospitality team feels ready. We hope you will stay and enjoy coffee and conversation out under the tent.

When can I expect choral and congregation singing to return?

Different numbers of singers will be present all summer with a full return of the choir in the fall. This follows the normal summer pattern of the Cathedral.

What if I or someone else who attends later develops covid?

We ask that should you develop covid, you call or email the office so that we can let those who attended worship know of their exposure to assess their own risk.

If I feel unwell, should I attend worship?

Because covid presents in a variety of ways, we ask that if you feel at all ill- particularly have a fever, cough, headache, body aches, difficulty breathing, or lack of taste/smell, that you refrain from attending worship.  You can always watch our livestream of the 10:30am service on YouTube in real time or at a time of your choosing.