General FAQs

General FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Health Precautions for the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
All Saints Parish, Manassas, VA—2020


Phase III Re-opening

All Saints is re-open for public Masses. Please read Reserve Your Spot to Attend Sunday Mass for complete details. Note that All Saints Catholic Church will be continuing to livestream Sunday Mass at the following updated times: 11:30 AM (English) and 1:30 PM (Spanish).


Please note that this information is subject to change.

General Questions

  1. What is social distancing?
    Social distancing is the means of separating two or more people by distance so that transmission of a virus via droplet contact (coughing or sneezing), direct or indirect contact, or airborne transmission is impeded. For our purposes, social distancing should leave about 6 feet between people.
  2. Will the parish use social media for helping parishioners remain connected to the parish?
    Yes, please see our social media/website page for more information.

Mass

  1. How can I be remotely connected with Mass at the parish?
    All Saints is currently video recording Mass and making it available on Sundays on our Parish Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, and website beginning at 11:30 AM in English and 1:30 PM in Spanish.
  2. If I cannot receive Our Lord in Holy Communion, what is “Spiritual Communion?”
    If for some reason one is unable to receive Our Lord in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, a person may make a “Spiritual Communion.” In making an act of Spiritual Communion we both express our faith in Christ’s Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist, and ask Jesus to unite himself to ourselves..A sample prayer expressing this follows:

    My Jesus,
    I believe that You
    are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
    I love You above all things,
    and I desire to receive You into my soul.
    Since I cannot at this moment
    receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually
    into my heart.
    I embrace You as if You were already there and unite
    myself wholly to You.
    Never permit me to be separated from You.
    Amen.

  3. I had previously scheduled a Mass intention through the parish office. When will that Mass be offered?
    The priests will be offering a private Mass each day, and the previously scheduled Mass intentions will be satisfied.

Private Prayer and Devotions

  1. How can the All Saints Church building be used for private prayer?
    Please see the Private Prayer in the Church page for specific information.

Confessions (Sacrament of Reconciliation)

  1. Will confessions be available?
    Please see the Confession Schedule for specific information.

Baptisms

  1. What about Baptisms?
    If you have an Infant Baptism that you have already scheduled through the parish office, please contact Linda Gaynord (lgaynord@allsaintsva.org). To schedule a  Baptism for an infant, there are limits on how many people may attend the Baptism. Please contact Linda Gaynord (lgaynord@allsaintsva.org).

Weddings & Convalidations

  1. What about weddings?
    All weddings should continue only if absolutely necessary, with the attendance limited to immediate family members. Previously scheduled wedding or convalidations, please
    contact the priest or deacon who is preparing you. Newly engaged couples should contact the parish wedding intake coordinator Linda Gaynord (lgaynord@allsaintsva.org).

Funerals

  1. Can I have a funeral Mass for my family member?
    Yes, under certain conditions and limitations. All funerals should continue only if absolutely necessary, with the attendance limited to immediate family members. It is important that you speak with the parish funeral coordinator Linda Gaynord (lgaynord@allsaintsva.org) in order to explore the options available at this time.

Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying

  1. Who among the sick may be visited?
    Pastoral Care of the Sick should be limited to those who are dying and those seriously ill. Communion should not be brought to any other parishioner who is homebound other than as Viaticum (Communion to the dying).
  2. May a deacon or a lay minister take Holy Communion to the sick?
    Deacons and lay volunteers should not be visiting the sick in any official capacity. No. Currently, per the diocesan directives, only a priest may do so.

RCIA / Religious Education (RE) and Sacramental Preparation

  1. When will my child eligible to receive First Communion (2nd – 7th grade) make his/her reception of First Holy Communion?
    The First Communion schedule has been released for those whose First Holy Communions were rescheduled due to the coronavirus. The First Communion Masses will be the week of July 13.   There are also options to receive First Holy Communion at a regular Saturday/Sunday Mass, at another parish, or to delay until spring 2021.   Please contact mgrabowski@allsaints.org or 703-393-2142 x215 for more information.
  2. When will my child in 8th grade receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?
    The Confirmation schedule has been released for those whose Confirmations were rescheduled due to the coronavirus. Confirmation will be the week of June 29.  There is an option to delay Confirmation until spring 2021.  Please contact Vickie Taylor at vtaylor@allsaintsva.org for more information.

  3. When will a High School student who has been preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation receive the Sacrament?
    The Confirmation schedule has been released for those whose Confirmations were rescheduled due to the coronavirus. Confirmation will be the week of June 29.  There is an option to delay Confirmation until spring 2021.  Please contact Vickie Taylor at vtaylor@allsaintsva.org for more information.
  4.  When will a RCIC or RCIA student who has been preparing for the sacraments of Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation receive the sacraments?
    The RCIC / RCIA sacrament Mass schedule has been released for those whose sacraments were rescheduled due to the coronavirus. RCIC/RCIA Masses will be the week of July 6.  There is an option to delay the sacraments until spring 2021.  Please contact Samantha Welsh at swelsh@allsaintsva.org for more information.

St. Gabriel Mission, Manassas Park

  1. Is the Mission open?
    St. Gabriel Mission will follow similar practices as All Saints Parish. Please see the SGM Facebook page for additional information.

¿Cuándo será mi hijo elegible para recibir la Primera Comunión (2º – 7º grado) hacer su recepción de la Primera Comunión?
El calendario de la Primera Comunión ha sido dado a conocer para aquellos cuyas Primeras Comuniones fueron reprogramadas debido al coronavirus. Las Misas de La Primera Comunión serán la semana del 13 de julio. También hay opciones para recibir la Primera Comunión en una misa regular de sábado/domingo, en otra parroquia, o para retrasar hasta la primavera de 2021. Póngase en contacto con Marylee Grabowski a mgrabowski@allsaintsva.org o 703-393-2142 x215 para obtener más información.

¿Cuándo recibirá mi hijo de octavo grado el Sacramento de la Confirmación?
El calendario de confirmación ha sido dado a conocer para aquellos cuyas Confirmaciones fueron reprogramadas debido al coronavirus. La confirmación será la semana del 29 de junio. Hay una opción para retrasar la confirmación hasta la primavera de 2021. Póngase en contacto con Vickie Taylor a vtaylor@allsaintsva.org para obtener más información.

¿Cuándo recibirá el Sacramento un estudiante de secundaria que se haya estado preparando para el Sacramento de la Confirmación?
El calendario de confirmación ha sido dado a conocer para aquellos cuyas Confirmaciones fueron reprogramadas debido al coronavirus. La confirmación será la semana del 29 de junio. Hay una opción para retrasar la confirmación hasta la primavera de 2021. Póngase en contacto con Vickie Taylor vtaylor@allsaintsva.org para obtener más información.

¿Cuándo recibirá los sacramentos un estudiante del RCIC o RCIA que se haya estado preparando para los sacramentos del Bautismo, la Comunión y la Confirmación?
El calendario de la misa sacramental RCIC / RCIA ha sido dado a conocer para aquellos cuyos sacramentos fueron reprogramados debido al coronavirus. Misas de RCIC/RCIA serán la semana del 6 de julio. Existe la opción de retrasar los sacramentos hasta la primavera de 2021. Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Samantha Welsh a swelsh@allsaintsva.org.