In order to not only safely sanitize our church spaces but to also preserve and protect the finish on the pews, we have had to change our cleaning methods. Unfortunately, that change in methods comes with a longer time frame and a need for more physical labor–we can’t simply fog the pews with the mister, they need to be physically wiped down and dried.
So here’s where you come in! We just don’t have enough custodians on our payroll to do this, but if we all pitched in, we could make it happen. Just like with our lawn mowing teams and our snow shoveling teams, we need some pew-wiping teams! If you would be willing to help out on a regular or semi-regular basis, please respond to the link below. We’d like to be able to have enough volunteers that everyone could pitch in just one weekend a month.
We will start contacting folks right away to get volunteers assigned to the weekend Masses. You could volunteer to help on Saturdays at 6 pm, or on Sunday mornings at 9 am or 11:30 am–we don’t expect anyone to give up their entire weekend, but maybe plan to stay after the Mass you usually attend and help us get it ready for the next group. The work is quite physical though, so if you volunteer, expect to work up a bit of a sweat! Kids are welcome to help as well, but they’d need to be middle school or older and be supervised by a parent or other responsible adult.
We appreciate our parishioners’ willingness to help–it will save us a great deal of money if we can staff these roles with volunteers rather than having to hire and pay cleaners. If you have questions, please reply to this email and we’ll get answers for you!