Just as the weekend newsletter went out we received some updates to our COVID-19 protocols from the Diocese. Our Apostolic Administrator, Most Reverend Bishop Hurley, has announced the following changes to our operating procedures which take effect at 9am tomorrow morning: Masks are no longer required during liturgical celebrations. It is expected that those who are not vaccinated follow CDC guidance and wear a mask for the safety of fellow parishioners.Social distancing is no longer required during liturgical celebrations. Rope/tape can be removed church pews. Church seating capacity has no limit, however, space in the church should be set aside to accommodate those who wish to continue social distancing, as you are able to do so.We will not ask parishioners to reveal their vaccination status.You should expect a move towards the lifting of the dispensation from attending Mass, effective the weekend of May 29-30, 2021, except for those with serious reasons for not attending.We will still plan on having “high risk” section in the back of the church at the 4pm Vigil Mass so that those with health concerns can still attend Mass during this time as we assimilate slowly back to “normal.”

God Bless.