On May 13, 2021 the Ohio Bishops issued a letter reinstating the general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.
"...Together, the Bishops of Ohio have decided that the general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation (including the Saturday/Vigil Mass) is to be reinstated. This will take effect in each of the Dioceses of Ohio the weekend of June 5-6, 2021. As has always been the case, those who have a serious reason are exempt from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2181). This includes those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is immuno-compromised or ill, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety of contracting the coronavirus in a large group of persons..."
Read the letter here.
In our Parish - a note from Fr Ghiloni
As I announced last week, the dispensation from attending Mass is being lifted on the weekend of June 5/6. So every parish is moving in the direction of restoring full capacity. To that end, we will phase in these changes over the next few weeks.
May 22/23 - Feast of Pentecost
- We will add back in more congregational singing with a processional and recessional hymn. We will begin to use our hymnbooks again. Please sanitize your hands before you take one.
- We will maintain a single communion line and a single communion line for exiting the church.
- Masks are still required.
- Keep two seats between individuals or families
May 29/30 - Feast of the Holy Trinity
- As of this weekend, reservations will not be needed.
- Our cushioned seats will be back in the sanctuary. Again, please keep 2 seats between individuals and families.
- Face masks are still required.
June 5/6 Feast of Corpus Christi
- Face Masks are not required.
As we move back to some semblance of normal, please continue to practice patience and charity. For those who feel safer with more social distancing, the classrooms are always available for seating. We do plan to continue to live stream the 11:00 am Mass on Facebook Live for as long as necessary.
Fr. Mark Ghiloni