Parish Response (COVID-19 updates)
Archbishop Hebda has lifted the general dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation effective the weekend of July 3-4. The church always has, and continues to, recognize that certain circumstances can excuse a person form the requirement to observe the obligation. Persons are excused from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays or Holy Days under the following circumstances:
- You have reason to believe your health would be significantly compromised if you were to contract a communicable illness (i.e., you have underlying conditions or are in a high-risk category).
- You exhibit flu-like symptoms.
- You have good reason to think you might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness (e.g., you were in recent contact with someone who tested positive for a contagious illness such as COVID-19 or influenza).
- You care for the sick, homebound, or infirmed.
- You are pregnant or you are 65 years of age or older (per the CDC’s recommendation for high-risk individuals).
- You cannot attend Mass through no fault of your own (e.g., no Mass is offered; you are infirm; or, while wanting to go, you are prevented for some reason you cannot control, such as your ride did not show up).
- You have significant fear or anxiety of becoming ill by being at Mass.
OURS ARE THE HANDS THAT GIVE (AND RECEIVE) THE LOVE OF CHRIST.
Many want to serve the growing needs in our community. And many may need help. All Saints is working to coordinate efforts to serve members in our local community who may find themselves in material need. You can directly respond by completing the forms with the links below.
Update from the Pastor
Masks are not required to be worn in Church or on campus. Individuals may choose to do so.
We have reserved a section (section 5) in Church for those who wish to participate while maintaining social distancing.
Chairs in the Gathering Space are set up for social distancing and are for those with special needs. Anyone in this section who needs communion brought to them should indicate this to an usher who will coordinate this with the distributors.
Attending Mass via the Parking Lot and Live-stream are still available. For more details, see our Pray With Us page. We hope that these options assist those who are unable to attend in person maintain connected with our community.
We recognize that there are still individuals who are unable to attend in the traditional manner. We ask our community to continue to be mindful of those around them and respect their choices as to how to participate at All Saints in a manner that is best for their health and family situation.
COVID Vaccines: Q &A
COVID-19 Vaccines: Ethical Q & A
The following links offer information regarding ethical questions about COVID-19 vaccines from the U. S. Catholic Bishops and the National Catholic Bioethics Center.
- USCCB: Answers to Key Ethical Questions
- USCCB: Letters to Pharmaceutical Companies
- National Catholic Bioethics Center: Points to Consider
- NCBC: Letters to Pharmaceutical Companies
From the Catholic Spirit, January 17, 2021
Virtues, Values, and Vaccinations ~ Deacon Gordon Bird