Drive-by distribution of palms canceled

The drive-by Palm Sunday distribution of palms in our parking lots has been canceled.

Bishop Douglas Lucia issued a directive Monday that says no palms can be distributed under the current coronavirus guidelines.

“In keeping with the current restrictions on the distribution of Holy Communion, the distribution of palms should likewise not take place until public Masses and the distribution of Holy Communion resumes,” Lucia said. “There is little or no control over the spread of the virus, either by passing out the palms to
cars driving by or by allowing people to pick them up in the church. More importantly, the distribution of palms should not be presented as a substitute for the sacrament of the Eucharist, from which the faithful must currently abstain.”