The dispensation for Sunday Mass obligation has been lifted and beginning the weekend of Sept. 19 and 20, all Catholics will again gather as a community of faith on Sundays. This information was shared in a webinar held on Sept. 10 and in the most recent issue of The Compass. We thank you for worshiping with us and we invite you to share this wonderful news with your neighbors and friends.
With this news, please note there are still occasions when the obligation to attend Sunday Mass does not apply:
- If you or someone you know struggles with serious health concerns or are physically or morally prevented from worshipping at Mass for a grave reason
- If you or someone you know is frail due to illness or age or, if in a well-formed conscience believes that going into public places -- including Sunday worship at Mass -- would place their health or the health of their loved ones in serious jeopardy
- If you are sick or have been in contact with someone who has been sick
The faithful who are unable to attend Mass are urged to make holy the Lord’s Day and to pray, read the Scriptures, watch a broadcast or live-streamed Mass and take part in acts of charity.
The obligation to attend Mass for Catholics reflects our faith in Jesus Christ, the blessing of the Holy Eucharist and an acknowledgment of His great love for us.
See the attachment for the current guidelines for the celebration of Mass at this time.