When parishes in our Diocese resume the public celebration of Mass, the following guidelines will be in effect:

The number of people allowed at Mass is 25% of the building capacity or a maximum of 100 congregants, whichever is lower; to include the priest, deacon, and other ministers. Before the pandemic average attendance at STM was around 90 or so parishioners so we expect to be well within the guidelines.

Social Distancing Protocols for Parishioners at Mass

  • Each person should consider his or her own health. 

  • If you feel sick or exhibit symptoms STAY HOME!

Exercise caution and STAY HOME if you have any one or more of these six symptoms:


  1. Temperature above 100.4 F​

  2. Cough or sore throat

  3. Recent loss of smell or taste

  4. Chills

  5. New muscle aches

  6. Gastrointestinal upset and diarrhea 


  • If you have had contact with someone who has COVID-19 STAY HOME!

  • Parishioners over 65, or with an underlying condition, should shelter in place. NOTE: The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass issued by Bishop Soto remains in force.

  • Masks are strongly encouraged.

  • Gloves are advisable.

  • STM processes are in place for contact tracing in case a congregant at a Mass tests positive for COVID-19.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, please notify the parish IMMEDIATELY to initiate contact tracing procedures.

  • Maintain six feet of space between you and other families or individuals.

  • Seating, entrances, and exits may be different. Please follow any instructions from the Ushers or posted signs o help you with these changes.

  • For Diocese guidelines, Coming Back to the Table, download online a


St. Thomas More Catholic Church celebrates Mass weekly in Paradise each Sunday at 10 a.m.

Mass times for Holy Days of Obligation are published on the web once announced. 

The 2020 Holy Days (remaining): Tuesday, Dec. 8 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Friday, Dec. 25 Christmas-The Nativity of the Lord

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T: 530-877-4501



767 Elliott Rd. Paradise, CA 95969


Monday to Thursday  9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Closed Friday.