On December 8th, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Archbishop Etienne is lifting the official dispensation from attending Mass in person, such that every Catholic is now expected to return to the practice of receiving Eucharist physically. There are still caveats: please do not come to Mass if you are sick with Covid, the flu, or other contagious illness. If you have significant health issues, are caring for someone with significant health issues, or are immunocompromised, you are also still dispensed from in-person attendance. As a parish, we are continuing to care for those who are concerned about infection. We will be providing at least one distanced section in the sanctuary and will continue to require mask wearing while indoors. We will also work to ensure excellent ventilation and air flow in the sanctuary.
Please read the Archbishop’s letter below.