On May 18, Bishop Caggiano released updated guidelines for parishes for the return to Mass this weekend and going forward. The full release can be found here.
“In a memo to pastors and priests, he outlined the following response:
- For those who are fully vaccinated, they are no longer required to wear a mask to attend Mass or any other liturgical or social function held on parish property.
- In an abundance of safety, pastors are encouraged to remind those who are fully vaccinated that they are free and welcome to continue to wear masks if they choose to do so.
- All those who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks when attending Mass or any other liturgical or social function held on parish property.”