COVID Update from Our Bishop

Click here to read Bishop Walkowiak’s letter to the faithful in full.

Effective immediately, Bishop Walkowiak has announced the ability to open churches in the diocese more widely for Masses, providing guidance to pastors allowing them to admit to Mass the number of people they are able to safely accommodate while maintaining proper social distancing. In addition, he has extended through Nov. 23, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. To safely maintain public Masses with an increased seating capacity, parishioners need to continue to follow diocesan guidelines including wearing a face covering, practicing social distancing, and frequently washing their hands.