UPDATE: With the current surge in COVID cases, Pop-Up Eucharists have been postponed for safety’s sake. Please check back in the New Year, for rescheduling when it is safe to gather again.
The cathedral buildings are closed, but the Saint Mark’s community remains active, connected, and committed to the spiritual journey together. As we turn toward Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, one new way to give thanks to God and nurture our common life is through hosting a “Pop-Up” Eucharist!
Parishioners are invited to gather a masked, socially distanced small group outdoors (5 or fewer people, or 10 or fewer if on Saint Mark’s lawn) for a simple Eucharist with one of the priests. This 20–30-minute service could take place anywhere—a private backyard, a park, or the cathedral lawn, for example. Just ample space for distancing requirements. The parishioner host ensures a table for the altar and chairs for all participants, and the priest will bring the rest. Gather together to share communion!
Watch Canon Daugherty's brief video introduction:
If you’d like to host or participate in a “Pop-Up” Eucharist, please contact Canon Jennifer firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the priests.
Participants will be required have their temperature taken upon arrival, as well as sign a waiver confirming that they have had no recent COVID symptoms or potential contact with COVID cases. Participants must remain masked and distanced at all time.