LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Religious services can reopen with restrictions.
We spoke with Our Lady of Victory in Lackawanna and The Chapel in Getzville to see how they are handling it.
Our Lady of Victory
Our Lady of Victory offered their first services on Tuesday.
They will be having pews roped off every six feet and pamphlets will not be handed out.
Collection baskets are not being offered as donations can be made at the door.
As for the service, only the priest and lecture will be at the alter.
The priest will wear a mask during communion and no music will be sung to avoid song.
Communion will happen with the priest sanitizing before and after.
The Chapel was ready to open one day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement.
They are keeping capacity at 25 percent (approximately 550 people) by having anyone attending the service register before arriving.
That can be done here.
The Chapel is also only allowing a row of chairs to be sat in for one service.
So every other row will be used at 9 a.m. and then the others at 11 a.m.
Parking lots will also be separated by service time.
Online services, which were available prior to reopening, will be held here.