Phase 3 – COVID Update
July 1, 2020
My dear sisters and brothers Christ,
Today we officially entered Phase 3 of the reopening. While this means that many of the businesses we frequent are now operational, there are still some health restrictions which are necessary for the health and welfare of our communities.
1. Capacity restrictions are lifted. However, social distancing guidelines remain in effect. Please sit six feet apart from non-related worshipers. We will refrain from offering the Sign of Peace and the Holy Water fonts will be empty.
2. All persons 10 years and older must wear masks
3. Bishop Burbidge has extended the dispensation from Mass and Holy Days of Obligation. Those over 65, and those with underlying health conditions are encouraged to stay home. As always, if you do not yet feel comfortable joining us in person, please know you are not committing a sin. I do ask that you keep Sunday holy in some way and watch our live stream Mass at 9:30am and or 12:45pm.
4.Our Mass schedule remains the same: Daily Mass at 7:00am & 12:05pm; Saturday at 9:00am. Sunday Vigil at 5:30pm, 7:00am (Quiet Mass) 9:30am, 12:45pm (Spanish) This allows us proper time in between Masses for a thorough cleaning of the Cathedral.
I am truly grateful for all the kind words, thoughtful letters and financial sacrifices you have made for our parish, and our sisters and brothers throughout our community. You have lifted my spirits, and that of my brother priests; you have reached out to those in isolation and in need. You have walked humbly with our God; you are truly His servants.