Bishop strongly encouraging masks at Mass

Due to the high number of cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant, Bishop Malesic is strongly encouraging all – whether vaccinated or not – to wear a face mask while attending Mass indoors. He is also strongly encouraging those distributing holy Communion at Mass to wear a mask while distributing and we will ask our EMHC’s to do so.

“All who want to attend Mass, and who are otherwise vulnerable, should feel safe and welcome inside our sacred spaces. Please use charity and patience with those who do not wish to comply with this strongly stated request…We are all tired of this pandemic, but we must not forget that we are called to care for the health of others in times of crisis and must continue to protect our healthcare system and medical workers.”

The Bishop’s letter will be in the bulletin the weekend of September 4-5 and we ask all to wear masks beginning with daily Mass on September 6th. This is not a mandate, but we are in a serious public health crisis and ask that you cooperate. Thank you.