Bishop highly recommends wearing masks once again in church

In response to the Delta variant of the coronavirus and following CDC guidelines, Bishop Douglas Lucia is highly recommending mask wearing during Masses and any indoor church-related activities. 

This recommendation is for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. All Eucharistic ministers will continue to wear masks during the distribution of the Eucharist and use hand sanitizer prior to the distribution.

According to health officials, the vast number of people infected with the Delta variant in the United States are the unvaccinated — about 25 percent of them are children. There also have been breakthrough cases among vaccinated individuals because the variant is so contagious.

Signs will be posted at the entrances of the church reminding people to wear their masks.

We hope everyone adheres to this recommendation in an effort to keep all safe.