St Joseph Church, Pinole - Indoor Mass Guidelines

Schedule of Masses


Saturday 4/24/2021: 

5:00pm Indoor Mass in Spanis

Sunday 4/25/2021:

8:00am - INDOORS (w/ Live Stream)
10:00am - INDOORS at the Church
12:00pm - INDOORS at the Church
1:00pm -2:00pm (Holy Communion @ Church for live stream participants

Holy Communion will be available from 1:00pm - 2:00pm for those who participate in the 8am LIVE STREAM Sunday Mass.


Guidelines to follow when attending mass indoors


1) Please continue to adhere to state, county, and diocese COVID 19 guidelines.

  • 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. 
  • Please refrain from using the church restrooms. Restrooms will be open, but each individual must please sanitize the restroom after each use. The restrooms in the Parish Hall will not be available.
  • There is will be no public gatherings or meetings in our Parish Hall until further notice. 

2) Attending mass will be on a First come First Serve basis for with a maximum of 100 People per mass including clergy, liturgical ministers, and volunteers.  Doors will be closed once the maximum allowed is reached. Doors will close 15 minutes after Mass begins. NO late entry will be allowed. 

3) Please form a line at the doors on the Fernandez Ave. side of the church (parking lot side). This is the designated entry for Mass. You may arrive early before Mass to line up. Please maintain social distancing. 

4) You will then be greeted at the door to be counted.

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

6) Holy Communion will take place at the end of mass. There will be instructions where to receive communion. After receiving communion, ushers will guide you to the Tennent Ave. doors, which is the designated exit for the end of Mass. 

7) For health and safety purposes, please do not congregate or socialize outside of the church after mass.

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

Volunteers and Covid 19 Information


Saint Joseph Church needs volunteers for various tasks to comply with Bishop Barber's issued protocols for the resumption of Public Masses. 

We will continue to need volunteers for tasks in the following..

  • Sanitation of the church after each Mass.
  • Ushers for coordinating seating and to be stationed at the doors during each Mass.
  • Multimedia operators for the church projector screens for each 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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