Mass Obligation

Return to Mass, Dispensation Ends on Pentecost Weekend, May 22-23, 2021

Archbishop Lucas will be ending the general dispensation from the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass the weekend of Pentecost, May 22-23, 2021. While the responsibility to participate in Sunday Mass rests with each of us, there are persons who may consider themselves excused under certain circumstances. Those who are prevented from attending due to advanced age, sickness, disability or some other serious reason are excused for the foreseeable future, those who feel they are heightened risk of contracting or communicating COVID-19 are excused.