The following is an edited and updated version of a message that was originally printed in the bulletin on June 27, 2021.
Based on prevailing guidance from health officials or an individual’s doctor or other medical professional, masks are now optional, but may continue to be worn at the discretion of the individual.
Ministers of the Eucharist will continue to wear masks when distributing communion for the protection of the vulnerable and those who may not be able to be vaccinated.
Holy Water and Shared Materials
Based on current guidance from New York State (June 9, 2021), baptismal fonts and holy water stoups should remain empty; hymnals are allowed in pews.
Receiving of Communion
When receiving Communion, you must continue to receive it in your hand.