Updated: August 11, 2021
Bishop Burns Delays
Lifting of Dispensation
Bishop Burns has announced (August 10, 2021) that the lifting of the dispensation of obligation of attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days has been delayed until further notice. Please read the full decree below.
Bishop Burns Lifts Dispensation
Bishop Edward Burns will be restoring the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days starting on Sunday, August 15th 2021.
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As the number of vaccinated individuals increase and restrictions have begun to ease across the country and within our Diocese, at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, we continue to recommend (not require) the use of face coverings on our campus as a precautionary measure. Whether you chose to wear a face mask or not, we encourage you to continue demonstrating mutual respect and compassion for your fellow parishioners as we transition into this new phase.
- Mass Attendance, Sacraments, Ministry Meetings do not require the use of face coverings, but are still encouraged in close spaces.
- During Mass, those who wish to receive the Holy Eucharist in the tongue are no longer required to wait until the end of the line.
- During Mass, the right side of the sanctuary will be reserved for those who wish to social distance, meaning alternate pews will remain unseated.
- St. Mark Catholic School has separate guidelines for students, faculty, and visitors.
We thank you for your cooperation!