Places of worship opened their doors to parishioners this weekend
CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – All places of worship in Rhode Island have been given the green light to reopen for services.
The past few months, many places of worship have had to rely on virtual services to connect with parishioners. Saturday was the first day where in-person services are allowed.
This does come with restrictions. All parishioners must be six feet apart and the place of worship is only allowed to be at 25 percent capacity.
St. Paul Church in Cranston is having people sign up for mass online to help limit the number of people.
Julie Bradley, Director of Religious Education at St. Paul Church, said, “When they arrive they will be greeted at the door and if they remembered to sign in we will check their name.. they will be seated by an option.. there’s plenty of place where they will sit.. and we’ll have slightly different pattern for community.”
She went on to say they weren’t able to accommodate people who showed up and didn’t reserve seats online because the mass was at capacity.