LIFTING OF THE DISPENSATION
FOR THE OBLIGATION OF HOLY MASS
Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski is lifting the dispensation for attending Holy Mass on July 1st, 2021.
He understands that these continue to be uncertain times for everyone, and he wants all to feel safe returning to mass. Parishioners who are sick, homebound, immunocompromised and gravely concerned for their health retain the dispensation from the obligation to attend mass, which is the case even in normal times.
As a reminder, the archdiocese recommends that individuals who have not received a vaccine should follow CDC guidelines. We ask that they be thoughtful of their own health and that of their community in monitoring for Covid-19 symptoms related to the use of masks and when it comes to social distancing. Masks remain optional for those who are fully vaccinated.
Here at OLP we will ease into opening the pews. Some pews will still be roped off to accommodate those who feel more comfortable being socially distant from others. For more information about these upcoming changes you can go to the Archdiocesan web site --
archstl.org/together. There you also will find a video message from Archbishop Rozanski.
We continue to pray for an end to this world-wide pandemic, especially remembering those countries which are still struggling terribly. And we pray for the repose of the souls of all those who have died and their grieving family members.