Lifting of Dispensation

  • The Dispensation from Obligation to attend Mass will be lifted on Saturday, July 31.
  • Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation beginning on Saturday, July 31.
  • As of July 31, the use of masks is encouraged.
  • For the fully vaccinated, masks will be optional. Those not fully vaccinated must continue to use a mask.
  • Clergy and liturgical ministers will continue to use masks, especially when distributing Holy Communion.
  • The following may still be dispensed from their obligation:
    • Those that are ill, especially with contagious or communicable conditions such as COVID-19.
    • The elderly, especially when age creates a greater risk of infection of the coronavirus.
    • Caregivers of someone who falls in these parameters.