The decree issued by Archbishop Gustavo on April 16, 2020 remains in effect until May 18, 2020. Pastors will be notified in advance of any changes to that decree.
The precautions regarding social distancing (at least six feet between persons) and limits on crowd size (no more than 10 persons) remain in effect for all liturgies. Public celebration of Masses continues to be suspended, and priests are encouraged to live-stream, or use other media, to reach out to the faithful.
The archbishop has established a “Task Force for Reopening our Parishes” when the time comes. This group is preparing guidelines and protocols to help assist pastors. These protocols will include procedures for sanitizing the church after each use, use of face masks, number of persons permitted, etc.
Our goal is to keep people safe at home, and once we come together again.
Blessings to all.