New Parish Protocols

Protocol for Parishes: Ebbing Pandemic


Bishop Peter Christensen announced the following protocols now in effect for all parishes:

+ Size limits for Mass and other gatherings no longer in effect.

+ Masks may be worn, but not required.

+ Distancing during Mass and other gatherings no longer in effect.

+ Parishes resume worship aids, e.g. hymnals, baskets...

+ Holy water fonts filled.

+ Ministries resume, e.g. lectors, servers, extraordinary ministers...

+ Sign of Peace returns to pre-Covid form.

+ Communion distributed in pre-Covid manner.

+ Communion from the chalice resumes June 5/6.

+ Dispensation of Sunday Mass obligation concludes June 5/6.

+ If these protocols raise health concerns, always use personal judgement about Mass attendance.