Our Mission: "To make disciples through the teachings and ministry of Jesus the Good Shepherd. We are committed to celebrate the Word and Sacraments and to be of service to God's family."
Please arrive early to all Masses for COVID screening.
Wednesdays - 5:00 PM
Sundays - 8:30 AM (Sunday Mass will continue to be streamed live on our Facebook Page for those who prefer to stay at home.)
Reconciliation: Wednesdays - 4:00 PM
Mass will begin at 8:30 AM. PLEASE TRY TO ARRIVE EARLY AS THE DOORS WILL BE SHUT WHEN MASS BEGINS.
The Diocese of Richmond Return to Mass Guidelines are available on our BULLETIN AND INFORMATION PAGE:
Even though the Diocese is allowing us to attend Mass beginning this Sunday, there are a few things you will need to know before you come to church, Here's what you need to know:
ARRIVE EARLY: You will be met by ushers before entering the church and will be asked three simple questions pertaining to health. Because this new process will take some time, you are asked to plan on arriving around 8:00. Once Mass begins, the ushers will go inside. No late-comers will be admitted.
WATCH FOR GUIDANCE FROM THE USHERS: From entering the church to the Communion process and even leaving after Mass, new procedures have been put in place to maintain social distancing. Ushers will direct you where to sit and will fill the church from front to back. Couples and families should enter with all members of your group at the same time. Wait for the Usher to direct you to Communion as well as to exit the church after Mass.
KEEP YOUR FACE COVERED: Cloth face coverings are REQUIRED for all persons over the age of 5 years. There will be no exceptions. If you are unable to wear a face covering, please join us virtually on our Facebook streaming of the Sunday Mass celebration.
NEW COMMUNION PROCEDURE: Rows will now exit from the side aisles. With your face coverings on, you will exit the pew towards the outside, walk towards the back of the church, then come up the center aisle to receive communion. All while keeping at least a 6 foot distance between yourself and the person in front of you. After Father Michael or Deacon Paul hands you a host, please keep it in your hand and step to the side where you will see the tape on the floor in the shape of a cross. That is where you should stand, face the altar, remove your face covering, and consume the host. Then put your face covering back on and walk back to your pew.
MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE AT ALL TIMES. Be sure to keep 6' from yourself and other folks not in your family group. This applies to where you sit and how closely you follow others. Parents, please keep your children with you at all times.
Join us for a live streaming of Sunday Mass each Sunday at 8:30 AM on the Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church Facebook Page.
A handy Guide to help follow the Mass and an Online Prayer Card are available to download and printed on our Bulletin and Info Page.
Mass will also be available on our Facebook page for later viewing.
We are now able to make either one time or recurring donations online.
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