Newman Center Policies for Public Masses

Newman Center Reopening Policies for Mass, per Bishop Joseph Brennan and the Diocese of Fresno, effective June 19. 2021:

  • Mass will be held inside the chapel at full capacity. 
  • Social distancing will no longer be enforced in the seating area for the assembly.
  •  We ask you to avoid shaking hands or other physical contact with anyone other than members of your own household.
  • Seating will be sanitized between Masses by our custodial staff.
  • Hand sanitizer will remain available at various stations in the hallways around the chapel and restrooms. 
  • The preferred manner for receiving the Body of Christ will continue to be in the hand. The use of the chalice will remain limited to the officiants and Deacon at the altar.
  • All extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist and other volunteers should be masked while serving at Mass in any capacity.
  • Holy water will once again be available at the baptismal font.
  • Liturgical processions will resume, and altar servers are invited to return to assist at the Table.
  • Bishop Brennan has rescinded the dispensation for obligatory Sunday Mass, effective June 20, 2021.
  • Holy water will once again be available at the baptismal font.

Please continue to check our website and social media platforms for ongoing updates and information. You may also email us at or call us at 559-434-3636 (our office will take your calls from Monday to Thursday each week). 

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