Elon Catholic Campus Ministry
Information for Winter and Spring 2021

In conjunction with the guidelines put forth by Elon University and the Diocese of Raleigh, please see below our plans regarding the pandemic. It will take a personal level of commitment and respect from all of us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for each other. It is, after all, our greatest commandment: love one another.

Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule

To allow for proper social distancing, attendance at Masses will be limited to around 50 per Mass. Here is our current schedule (subject to change):

Sunday:

  • 10:00 AM - Numen Lumen Pavilion
  • 5:00 PM - Elon Community Church (main sanctuary)

Tuesday:

  • 8:30 PM - Holt Chapel

Friday (J-term only):

  • 12:15 PM - Numen Lumen Pavilion

In order to protect the health of all in attendance, we will be observing the following safety requirements:

  • All persons age 3 and up must wear a mask or face covering at all times in the Mass location, including all hallway and lobby areas. Anyone who arrives to Mass without a mask will be turned away.
  • Maintain at least six (6) feet social distancing from other individuals at all times, with the exception of family members. This includes coming into and going out of the building, sitting in the pews or chairs, and in the communion lines.
  • There will be no singing during Mass, except for a designated cantor and members of the choir (who maintain 16 feet of physical distancing), to avoid the spread of respiratory droplets.
  • The Sign of Peace is omitted during this time.
  • Holy Communion will be distributed under the following instructions:
    • Holy Communion is only by means of one species, the Sacred Body.
    • Eucharistic ministers will have a mask on throughout Holy Communion and will also utilize hand sanitizer.
    • Recipients of Holy Communion must:
      • maintain a 6-foot distance between them and the next person in line.
      • keep their mask on as they reply "Amen" to the minister's "The Body of Christ."
      • receive the Sacred Body in the hand and not on the tongue.
      • process 6 feet away from the minister before lowering their mask to consume the Sacred Body.
  • There will be no lingering in the common areas before or after the liturgy.

We look forward to seeing everyone again in person, even under these difficult circumstances. After each Mass, our staff and leaders will be cleaning and disinfecting the worship spaces. As stated by our Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama, all of the faithful continue to be dispensed from their Sunday obligation during this time. While this dispensation is applicable to all, the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions or other vulnerable people should especially continue to stay at home and join us via live-stream instead. We ask that if you are ill, please be mindful of others by staying at home until the illness has passed.

Live Stream of Mass

Live Stream

To accommodate those who are vulnerable or maybe just even uncomfortable attending Mass during COVID-19, CCM will continue live-streaming our 10:00 AM Sunday Mass with Father Peter presiding. Please join us right here on our live stream page, or you can also tune in via Facebook Live. Even though you are unable to receive the Eucharist, the Church encourages us to make an act of "spiritual communion" during times like these, where we unite ourselves to God through prayer.

To join us on Facebook Live, go to facebook.com/ElonCatholic or search for @ElonCatholic.

How to Participate in a Live-Stream Mass

  • Starting five or ten minutes before Mass, have ready your phone or computer on Instagram or Facebook. Try to sit in silence and remove any distractions to prepare you for the sacred liturgy.
  • Listen actively during Mass. Respond out loud when you typically respond at Mass, e.g. "And with your spirit."
  • During the Prayers of the Faithful, we invite you to comment in real-time any intentions that you would like our community to lift up in prayer. Please know that your comments and intentions are visible to all who are attending.
  • During Holy Communion, even though you are not able to receive the Eucharist, we invite you to say out loud this prayer of spiritual communion:

    My Jesus, 
    I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
    I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
    Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 
    come at least spiritually into my heart.
    I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
    Never permit me to be separated from You.
    Amen.

Staff Availability

Please know that our staff is available to you during this period. We are praying for you, and if you need to talk or set up a video chat with any of us, please contact us below and we can set something up!

Fr. Peter Tremblay, OFM Conv.
Father Peter Tremblay
Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life
Cell: 443-690-1382

T Huynh-Duc
T Huynh-Duc
Director of Catholic Life
Cell: 336-446-9226


Leah Breindel
Leah Breindel
Student Ministry Coordinator
Cell: 919-440-1907


Kaitlyn Sendzik
Kaitlyn Sendzik
Student Engagement Coordinator
Cell: 773-259-0424