Mass Seat Reservations
UPDATE AS OF 27 DECEMBER 2020:
In the weeks before coronavirus cases began their present spike (while we were still below 3000 new cases a day), our attendance was maxing out at 3 of the four weekend Masses. To keep the worship environment as safe as possible, we moved to reserved seating so we’d always remain at or below capacity.
In recent weeks, as cases have soared beyond 8000 new cases a day, the weekend attendance has averaged about 60% of capacity … which means the necessity of reserving a seat is no longer a pressing need. Thus, we’ve suspended the practice of reserved seating until attendance numbers again rise to a point where we’re at-or-nearing capacity.
IF/WHEN WE RETURN TO ATTENDANCE NUMBER THAT ARE NEAR-OR-AT CAPACITY, WE’LL RE-INSTITUTE TO THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS:
With COVID-19 numbers soaring past 5000 new cases per day, and with Mass attendance at both our weekend Masses nearing capacity (in fact, the 10:30 Mass has actually exceeded capacity with individuals having to stand in the back), our ability to ensure a safe worship environment and adequate social distancing via open-seating is no longer a feasible option.
In order to provide the safest environment possible for those wishing to attend a weekend Mass, transitioning to reserved seating for weekend Masses is necessary. Signup is available on-line via the link(s) at the bottom of this page. Those without internet access, or anyone needing assistance, may reserve a seat by speaking with the parish secretary at 440.707.6707, x0 Monday or Tuesday 9AM to 2PM, and Wednesday→Friday from 9AM until Noon. Should you need assistance outside our parish office hours, the St. Patrick secretarial staff is available Monday→Friday 9AM-to-5PM at 440.647.4375. Additionally, Fr. Trask is also able to assist you with reserving a seat for weekend Mass at 440.987.9873.
Before requesting a reservation, please peruse the graphic below to see how the various sections of the church and how pews are numbered.
While every pew can fit up to 10 individuals, COVID does not allow such capacity. Thus, each pew can now accommodate a max of 5 people … unless all occupants of the pew reside under the same roof. Families of 3-TO-6 people living under the same roof should reserve TWO ADJOINING SECTIONS of the SAME PEW (eg. 3A & 3B or 5B & 5C) and; families of 7-to-10 people must reserve the entire pew .
- In the new tab that opens, select from the tabs across the top the weekend Mass for which you would like to reserve a pew.
- In your desire tab, scroll down the SignUpGenius page until you find seat reservations (which will look similar to the following image – although colors vary between the 4 offered Mass times):
Pews already reserved will have a name listed & NO “Sign Up” button (eg. 2A & 2B above). Look for open pews (identifiable by the “Sign Up” button being displayed) and choose the place(s) you desire to sit by clicking “Sign Up” (eg. 3A, 3B & 3C above). When you’ve checked the pew(s) in which you want to sit, CLICK “Submit and Sign Up”
- You’ll then be sent to the page where you actually make your reservation;
it is required that you provide your name, email, number of people in your group, and a phone number:
You must provide your name, email, the number of people with whom you will be sitting, and a phone number in order to reserve a seat; once entered, click “Sign Up Now”. If you fail to enter any of the required info, it will NOT accept your reservation; in that case, fix your oversight & click “Sign Up Now”.
- When you land a the following confirmation page, you’ll know your reservation has been successful:
You will also receive an email confirmation of your reservation.
Make sure to review this confirmation – to ensure that you actually signed up for the Mass time you intended to sign up for. ALSO, please note the DAY & TIME of your reservation; there are 3 weekend Masses for which we are taking reservations, and each reservation page looks similar in design.
Having reviewed the process of signing up,
now is the time for you to reserve your pew.
Signups are available only for the up-coming weekend Masses. Sign-ups for the following weekend will go live at (or about) 1PM every Sunday afternoon. To SKIP THIS INSTRUCTIONAL PAGE IN THE FUTURE & GO DIRECTLY TO THE RESERVATION PAGE, type: http://rsvpnow.shoj.cc
LASTLY: should your plans change and you are no longer able to attend this particular Mass, please inform the parish office (440.707.6707 or ) so your pew may be made available to another.