Reminder: COVID-19 Liturgical Protocols

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With the rise in COVID-19 infections and, particularly, hospitalizations in our community, we wish to remind all parishes of our current COVID-19 protocols


Posted 36 days ago

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Michigan, and the approaching winter season, we wish to remind clergy and parishes of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s current guidelines for liturgies:

  • The Archdiocese of Detroit encourages Mass-goers, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face-coverings and to practice social distancing to reduce exposure to COVID-19
  • The Archdiocese of Detroit strongly recommends that each pastor/In Solidum team should evaluate their location in the Archdiocese and implement the following protocols:
    • Establish an area where social distancing is observed
    • Strongly encourage masking and social distancing for all Mass-goers
    • Require all who distribute Holy Communion to wear face-coverings and use hand sanitizer
    • Hang signage indicating masking and social distancing are strongly encouraged
    • Ensure that hand sanitizer is readily available at church entrances and near the sanctuary
    • Evaluate space for the choir, and strongly recommend that those who are unvaccinated do not participate in the choir at this time
  • The faithful are reminded that particular dispensations from the obligation to participate in Holy Mass remain in effect for people who are ill or who find themselves in other specific circumstances. More information is available at aod.org/emergencyresponse


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