St Joseph Church,Pinole - Outdoor Mass Guidelines


Schedule of Outdoor Masses at the St Joseph School Yard

effective November 17, 2020




1) Please continue to adhere to state, county, and diocese health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19.

  • Face Covernings or masks will be required at all times. Persons younger than two years old are exempt. 
  • Hand sanitizing is also required upon entry into the church. Please bring your own sanitizer. 
  • If a member of your household(including yourself) is unwell or sick, please stay home.
  • Maintain the required social distance of 6 feet between every individual who is not in your immediate household. Please refrain from touching, handshaking,  and hugging. 
  • Restrooms will be closed.
  • There is will be no public gatherings or meetings in our Parish Hall until further notice. 

2) Please park your car outside of the school yard. Do not drive into the school yard.

3) Bring you own folding chair and umbrella/hat or anything to cover you from the sun and from the outdoor environment. After the mass take your chair and other items that you brought with you as you exit. 

4) An usher will be direct you and/or if other members of your household to designated seating on the school yard. Please follow and comply with the directions of the ushers as there will be no open seating.  

5) Holy Communion will take place at the end of mass. There will be instructions regarding receiving Holy Communion. After receiving communion, ushers will guide you to the designated exit.

6) Do not congregate or socialize outside after the mass. For health and safety purposes, please go directly to your car after mass. 

If you have any questions regarding the mass guidelines, please contact the Parish Center at 510-741-4900 or


An offering basket will be available for you to drop off your envelope/offering.



Saint Joseph Church will continue to need volunteers for ushers for coordinating seating and provided during each outdoor Mass. 

If you would like to participate as a volunteer for any of the tasks please contact the Parish Center at 510-741-4900 or


State of California Covid-19 Resources

Contra Costa County Health Services

Diocese of Oakland




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