COVID Protocol Update

From the Office of Worship and Director Fr. Godfrey Mullins, OSB: After consultation with Bishop McGovern, I am happy to announce that effective October 1, 2022, diocesan liturgical protocols for Covid-19 will be modified.

Wearing masks will become optional for ordinary and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. Hand sanitizing for these ministers before and after their ministry is still strongly encouraged.

Considering matters of health and hygiene, the option for the faithful receiving Holy Communion from the chalice in the Diocese of Belleville will be reviewed in the Spring of 2023. Until that time, please refrain from offering the chalice to the faithful.