At the Chrism Mass on March 30th, Bishop Gregory Parkes made a big announcement. “It’s my intention that the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass issued last March will be lifted effective on the vigil of Pentecost, which is the weekend of May 22 and 23rd. We will be updating and providing suggested protocols and guidelines to our parishes so that they remain among the safest places to be.”
The bishop has written a letter about the general dispensation and a list of circumstances that would necessitate a particular dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation, which is available in English and Spanish.
To view the video of the bishop’s homily, click here or below.
- DISPENSATION FROM THE OBLIGATION TO ATTEND SUNDAY MASS is still in effect.
- Entering public spaces carries greater risk during this pandemic. That is why those who are ILL, ELDERLY, OR HAVE UNDERLYING CONDITIONS are urged to stay home.
- For individuals attending mass, we will insist on SOCIAL DISTANCING for those who are not from the same household, only allowing 25% capacity inside our church. It is highly encouraged all attendants wear face masks.
- INFANT BAPTISMS & FUNERAL MASSES will still be offered.
- ANOINTING OF THE SICK can be scheduled to take place at the parish or at home. Anointings in nursing homes, hospitals, or at hospice care must be granted permission by respective facility.
Call us at (727) 531-7721. Parish Office is open:
Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
- Have a question about FUNERALS? Contact Cathy Blanchard.
- Have a question about HOMEBOUND ministry? Contact Sr. Kathleen Beatty SSJ.
- Have a question about BAPTISMS, FIRST HOLY COMMUNION or FAITH FORMATION (grades K-5)? Contact Mandy Westrich.
- Have a question about CONFIRMATION, YOUTH MINISTRY (grades 6-12) or ADULT FAITH? Contact Sherri Briand.
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