Updated February 1, 2021

Rooms available for meeting use:

  • Shamrock Hall:
    •  Max. capacity = 25
    • tables can be used
  • Conference Room:
    • Max. capacity = 11 without tables, chairs around perimeter
  • Room 6:
    • Max. capacity = 14 without tables, chairs around perimeter
  • Room 7/8:
    • Max. capacity = 12 chairs with tables


Meeting space is reserved through Jeff Lopez or the staff liaison for the group. 

Each group must have a designated coordinator who will be responsible for the following:

  • Review as necessary with your group the parish guideline for using the building. 

Does anyone in your group have any of the following symptoms:

– Fever (100.4 degrees or higher)
– Sore throat
– New cough
– New shortness of breath
– New muscle aches
– Diarrhea
– Headache
– Unexpected loss of taste or smell

Has anyone in your group: 

– Been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
– Been notified that you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19?
– Traveled internationally or to a highly impacted area within the United States in the past 14 days.

Attendees will agree to the following procedures/policies:

– I will wear a face mask/covering while in the building.
– I will practice 6’ social distancing while in the building.
– I will use the hand sanitizer when entering the building.

Review with everyone in your group the Assumption of Risk Acknowledgement:

 I acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing.

I further acknowledge that St. Patrick Church of Merna has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

I further acknowledge that St. Patrick Church of Merna cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, parish staff, guests, and other parishioners and their families.

I voluntarily seek to use facility space provided by St. Patrick Church of Merna and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk of exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I acknowledge that I must comply with all set procedures (wearing of masks, following social distancing, etc.) to reduce the spread while attending my meeting, event, gathering, and/or small group.

I understand that this release discharges St. Patrick Church of Merna from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives with respect to any illness, medical treatment, or contraction of COVID-19 that may arise from or in connection with my activities at St. Patrick Church of Merna. This liability waiver and release extends to the Parish altogether with all employees, staff, trustees, and volunteers.

Parish Office doors will be unlocked from 8am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 6pm on Friday. This will be the only entrance into the building; all other doors will be locked.

Contact the parish office and assist with contact tracing if someone in your group should test positive for Covid-19.

You must disinfect the room after the meeting according to parish protocols. We would also encourage groups to disinfect the room prior to your meeting. 

Leave the classroom door open at the conclusion of your meeting for air ventilation.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own beverage (water bottle, coffee) to their meeting.  NO FOOD PLEASE. 

The parish kitchen is NOT available for use at this time.

The Religious Ed workroom printer is NOT available.  If copies are needed please contact the parish office at least 24 hours in advance.

The group should not enter any other rooms/areas of the church building (except for bathrooms).

Please do not socialize in the parish hallways/common spaces.

All paper/books that the group may use need to be removed from the room at the end of the meeting.

The above guidelines are subject to change at any time.

Room cancellations may happen without advance notice due to government and diocesan regulations.

For questions or concerns please contact Jeff Lopez at jeff@stpatrickmerna.org