Bishop Warfel Mandates Masks at Mass

Mask or face covering use required for ages five and older. Following Governor Bullock‚Äôs order regarding wearing masks, Bishop Warfel issued the following statement, Thursday, 7/16:  All parishioners attending Mass are to wear facial masks and are only to remove them when receiving Holy Communion. Exceptions to this rule are children under the age of two should not  wear a face mask; those providing communication to the hearing impaired, those serving as readers and cantors or other speaking roles at Mass, and priests who preside at sacramental services, especially the Mass. Those distributing Holy Communion should wear masks. These exceptions indicate that the requirement for six feet of separation remains in force.