Regarding the General Dispensation from the Obligation to Attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation

On February 8, 2021, Archbishop Vigneron decreed that the general dispensation to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligations through March 13, 2021 will be replaced thereafter with a number of particular dispensations until further notice, as follows:

  • You are ill or your health condition would be significantly compromised if you were to contract a communicable illness (i.e., you have underlying conditions or are in a high-risk category).
  • You exhibit flu-like symptoms.
  • You have good reason to think you might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness (e.g., you were in recent contact with someone who tested positive for a contagious illness such as COVID or influenza).
  • You cannot attend Mass through no fault of your own (e.g., no Mass is offered, you are infirmed, or, while wanting to go, you are prevented for some reason you cannot control (e.g., your ride did not show up, the church was at capacity)).
  • If you have significant fear or anxiety of becoming ill by being at Mass.
  • You care for the sick, homebound, or infirmed.
  • You are pregnant.
  • Those 65 years of age or older (per the CDC’s recommendation of high-risk individuals).

For more information on this decree, contact one of our parish Pastors, preferably your own.