After a most challenging year, we are looking forward with great anticipation to the restoration of the Sunday/Holy Day Mass obligation on Pentecost weekend, marking another step in the path toward normal parish life. In preparation for this milestone, Abp. Aquila sent a letter to the priests of the archdiocese laying out some guidelines for parishes. Here are some key excerpts from that letter:
- “The distribution of the Precious Blood remains suspended.”
- “Limited pre-recorded and livestream Masses may continue for the benefit of those not able to attend in person.”
- Parishioners are reminded that “they are excused from the [Mass] obligation for serious and grave reasons, including illness.”
- “It seems prudent for the faithful to wear face masks while entering, moving about, going forward for communion, and exiting indoor spaces.”
- “Whether or not to be inoculated with a vaccine for COVID-19 is a personal healthcare decision… the bishops of Colorado have affirmed that receiving certain COVID-19 vaccines is morally acceptable.”
- “No person should be required to get the vaccine, nor should inoculation be used as a requirement for participation or admittance in either public or church sponsored events.”
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the parish office at 303.798.8506.