On May 8, the Bishops of Ohio issued a statement by which they informed Catholics in the State of Ohio that, while making every effort to respect the spirit of the governor’s “Responsible Restart Ohio Plan,” they will begin to make the public celebration of Mass available once again. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, public Masses will begin on Monday, May 25.
At the same time, we must emphasize that this is not going to be “a return to normal.” Health and safety requirements and recommendations must continue to be followed. Among these are social distancing, the use of face masks, and concern for the most vulnerable.
How is Immaculate Heart of Mary going to operate?
Pastors, priests, deacons, parish staff, and volunteers are establishing respective guidelines for public health in our parish. Once defined, please be respectful of these guidelines.
Has the decision on Sunday Obligation changed?
Please remember that you have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, and that dispensation will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
We are excited to make this announcement to you! We ask that you give thanks for the upcoming change and also remain patient as we work to define what this looks like for our parish. More information to come in the following weeks.
http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ Source: Archdiocese of Cincinnati