Today is the last time I put information from Bishop Stephen Berg about obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days which will be restored next Sunday, May 23, 2021. Here are some FAQs taken from Diocese of Pueblo website:
Does this mean everyone is obligated to go to Mass again?
All the faithful are urged to keep holy the Lord’s Day by safely attending Mass in-person.
It is important for Catholics to know that the Church has always provided for exceptions to the Sunday and Holy Day obligation, and that anyone with a “serious reason” or “grave cause” is excused from the obligation.
Below is a list of specific criteria that you would remain dispensed:
- If you are ill or your health condition would be significantly compromised if you were to come in contact with someone who might be sick, for example, if you have an underlying condition or are in a high-risk category.
- If you exhibit flu-like symptoms.
- If you have good reason to think you might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness, for example is you we in recent contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or the flu.
- If you care for the sick, homebound, or infirm and unable to leave them unattended.
- If you are pregnant
- If you are 65 years of age or older (per the CDC’s recommendation of high-risk individuals).
- If you cannot attend Mass through no fault of your own. For example, if no Mass were offered, you are sick, or, while wanting to go, you are prevented for some reason you cannot control such as your ride does not show up, the church is at capacity.
Recommended reading: It’s Time to Return to What Is Most Essential: The Mass
Viva Cristo Rey!
Download: 2021-05-16 St Pats Bulletin