After careful study and consultation with the clergy, Bishop Joseph Kopacz will lift the general dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass, effective on the Solemnity of the Feast of Corpus Christi beginning with the vigil Mass on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
Después de un estudio cuidadoso y una consulta con el clero, el obispo Joseph Kopacz levantará la dispensa general de la obligación dominical de asistir a la misa, a partir de la fiesta de Corpus Christi, de la Misa de vigilia el sábado 5 de junio de 2021.
IMPORTANT: Updated Protocols & Date of Lifting of Dispensation
In light of the recent updated guidelines issued by the CDC, especially regarding the CDC statements regarding masks and vaccinated individuals, the Diocese has updated protocols for Masses and other gatherings at parishes. We continue to advise the pastors, lay ecclesial ministers, and parish leaders to decide with prudence and care the best way to implement these policies and norms in the overall reality of the parish community. We continue to emphasize that when implementing these safety protocols, we should all be cognizant of avoiding unnecessary risks.
See the updated protocols list attached below (English & Spanish):
Lifting of Dispensation
Bishop Joseph Kopacz will lift the general dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass, effective June 5/6 for the Feast of Corpus Christi.
See his letter below (English & Spanish):