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New Guidelines Regarding COVID Pandemic Restrictions

In consultation with the CDC, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has issued new guidelines regarding the COVID pandemic restrictions:

  • The dispensation from attending Mass is still in effect until further notice.

  • Streaming the celebration of Sunday mass will continue. Those in good health are strongly encouraged to return to Mass.

  • As of May 31st, social distancing will no longer be required. All pews will be open for use beginning May 31st.

  • Face masks will no longer be required to wear at Church for those fully vaccinated. Those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

  • Children should continue to wear masks at Church until further notice.

  • Everyone is free to receive Holy Communion in the hand or tongue starting this coming weekend. We will follow the same format of coming forward for Holy Communion that is in place now, until May 31st, which is the Blessed Mother side first in a single line, followed by the St. Joseph side.

  • All Liturgical Ministers (Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Cantors, Choir) can resume their ministries. Altar Servers will resume at a later date.

More updates will be forthcoming. I want to sincerely thank all of you for your patience, cooperation, and most generous support of the parish and school during these difficult days.

God's grace and peace.

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