With the uptick in the number of cases of Covid infection, the Archdiocese reminds us to continue to be cautious when gathering in groups. We will continue to reserve sections in our church sites with every other pew blocked off so people can be separated. If you sit in those sections we encourage you to wear a mask. We will continue to distribute Holy Communion in the hand only during Mass, and offering communion on the tongue after Mass. Masks are encouraged.
We will continue to ‘live-stream’ the 4:30 Mass on Saturday evening. In his latest update to the parishes, Archbishop Listecki wrote: “While there has been no outbreak of Covid-19 from Mass attendance, I’d like to encourage people to exercise personal responsibility. Those who feel sick, or who are especially at risk of health complications, should stay home and watch Sunday worship on the many Masses broadcast on TV and live-streamed on social media until they feel comfortable returning to in-person Mass.
It would be helpful to remind parishioners that if a person is ill, taking care of someone who is sick, or is at risk of serious illness due to exposure, their Sunday Mass attendance is excused.
Our Sunday worship is a joyful obligation. It is a witness to God as the priority in our lives. By remaining diligent in these ways, we help to ensure our parishioners feel safe in attending Mass and can continue experiencing the connectedness of our parish communities, which is a vital part of our lives.”