As of Thursday, February 10, 2022
Dear friends in Christ,
As many of you may have heard, yesterday, February 9, 2022, the governor announced that she is allowing the mask mandate to expire in certain public places beginning today. The Archdiocese has clarified that this means that the mask mandate in Catholic churches and parish offices is also being lifted. The state’s mask mandate is still in effect for schools for the time being, and so the Archdiocese is maintaining the mask mandate in archdiocesan schools also for the time being.
Out of charity, I would ask that you respect others who might have a different preference than you for whether or not to wear a mask in our churches. For those who would like to continue to wear masks, please feel free to do so. Also, if you see someone wearing a mask, please make sure to offer them some physical distancing.
Finally, please pray that the Lord will continue to pull us through this time of pandemic, and that He will heal those who are suffering from its effects.
Fr. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P.