Based on recent CDC guidelines and the directives of government leadership, the Diocese of Cleveland has revised its policy regarding the use of masks. The key changes impacting all of us are that:
1) Signs requesting the use of masks may be removed from the church building.
2) The wearing of masks during the distribution of Holy Communion is lifted.
3) Distribution of the Precious Blood remains prohibited until further notice.
4) Continue the practice of offering the sanitizing of hands prior to the reception of Holy Communion.
Those parishioners who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is immune-compromised or ill, as well as those who have significant fear of anxiety about contacting the coronavirus in a large group of persons are not obligated to attend Mass. Though the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady Help of the Sick, may God bless us and keep us free from all illness.