When: Sunday, Sept 27, 2020, 12:30pm
Where: St John the Baptist Church, 2597 Glendale Ave, Howard, WI 54313
What: A private NDA CC Mass. Thank you to St Johns for opening the church for us to hold a private team Mass.
What to wear: Runners, please wear your NDA CC short sleeve t-shirt to Mass with khakis or a skirt (no jeans please). And bring in a mask.
Notes: For the last 11 years we have brought our CC family for a team Mass at St John the Baptist in Howard. Runners created a beautiful choir and we had a potluck. Covid has made many things difficult but manageable. This season just won’t be complete without our team coming together for mass at least once. This Sunday, at 12:30 pm at St John the Baptist we are asking you to join us to pray together and celebrate Mass as a program. NDA Cross Country Assistant Coach Father Jordan Neeck, will preside. It will be just a simple beautiful mass-no potluck, no choir. Please consider joining us-when you pray with these kids-you’ll feel God’s presence. Coach G
With the impacts of Covid-19 challenging our norms, this year will be different, yet we still invite any and all NDA CC families to gather for Mass tomorrow.
Please note, this is an optional activity for our team members. If families are healthy and want to join together for Mass, this is an opportunity to do so, yet we fully understand if different choices are made for any reason. Please find details below.
Runners, please wear your NDA CC short sleeve t-shirt to Mass with khakis or a skirt (no jeans please).
How: Please note the following details that are consistent with church and NDA guidelines.
- We are asked to enter the church through one of two handicap-accessible doors. One is a side door near the playground side parking lot. The other is one of the far doors in the main bank of front doors. Each of these doors has a push button that automatically opens the door versus using the handle.
- Temperature checks will be completed on each attendee before entering the sanctuary. we ask anyone who is not feeling well or who has maybe been exposed to Covid to please not attend. There are hand sanitizing stations near the temperature checks, and we are asked to sanitize our hands upon entry.
- Masks must be worn throughout the service, only to be lifted for Communion.
- We ask families to sit as family units and socially distance from other families. Runners please sit with your family. While we typically enjoy our runners being together in the choir for this Mass, this year, our runners will celebrate Mass with their families. The pews will be marked in a way that will help with social distancing. Thank you for respecting the health of our families and St John’s Parish who is sharing their church with us.
NDA Cross Country Assistant Coach, Father Jordan Neeck, will preside with assistance from Deacon Peter Gard, NDA runner Dad and brother to head coach. This will be a simple beautiful Mass with no potluck. Please consider joining us. When you pray with these kids, you’ll feel God’s presence.
Please remember your NDA t-shirt and your masks.