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NEW PROTOCOLS FOR ST AUGUSTINE
In light of many people receiving a Covid-19 vaccine, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) has recently issued new recommendations on the usage of facemasks and social distancing. The use of facemasks and social distancing are no longer required for those that have been vaccinated. Therefore, as of May 22/23, 2021 our protocols will change to the following:
Facemasks are no longer required at liturgical celebrations, although still recommended, especially for those who have not yet received their vaccine.
Social distancing is no longer required in our celebrations. All the pews in our church building will be open and available.
RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION
The option of reception of Holy Communion either on the hand or on the tongue is restored for everyone.
ONE MASS WITH PROTOCOLS
The 5:30pm Saturday Vigil Mass will remain the only weekend Mass with our current protocols, available for those who are vulnerable or for those who have not yet received their vaccine.
All these changes are thanks to those that have been vaccinated. This allows us to take a few steps forward in lessening out protocols. Having said this, I want to point out that this lessening of the protocols also serves to encourage those that have not received the vaccine to do so as soon as possible.
To view the message from the bishop regarding dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation being lifted: https://news.diocesetucson.org/news/dispensation-from-the-sunday-mass-obligation-is-lifted
Rev. Alan Valencia, Rector
|Monday - Friday||7:00am||English|
|Monday - Friday||12:05pm||English|
STILL REQUIRED FOR THE VIGIL MASS ONLY:
Safe Social Distancing
Use of Masks for Duration of the Mass
Reception of Eucharist is at its regular time within the Mass
|Sunday||8:00am||Spanish (Also broadcasted on 94.3 FM & Facebook Live-Streamed)
St. Augustine Facebook Page
|Sunday||10:00am||English (Also Faceobook Live-Streamed)
St. Augustine Facebook Page
|Monday - Friday||11:00am - 12:00pm|
Due to substantial spikes in Covid-19 virus transmission, along with substantially increased critical hospital census numbers the Office of the Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson has issued new changes to our protocols for public worship and church operation.
St Saint Augustine Cathedral, with the appropriate permission of Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger, we will continue to celebrate Mass INDOOR and open to the public while maintaining our regular safety protocols. Our weekend Mass Schedule will remain the same:
SATURDAY VIGIL MASS:
5:30 p.m. – English
6:30 a.m. – English
8:00 a.m. – Spanish
10:00 a.m. – English
12:00 p.m. – English
5:30 p.m. – Spanish
Our livestream Masses will continue to be available at our Cathedral Facebook Page, Mass in Spanish at 8:00 a.m. and Mass in English at 10:00 a.m.
FUNERALS AND WEDDINGS
Funerals, weddings, quinceaneras, and baptisms are limited to a maximum of 200 persons. No gatherings before or following these celebrations are allowed on parish or church property.
During these next four weeks our Cathedral office will remain closed, emails and voicemail will be checked daily. Our Cathedral Office will resume regular hours of operation Monday through Thursday by phone and email only.
Those persons identified in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines as “high risk” are strongly encouraged to receive the Church’s ministry mediated through the internet while remaining at home. This caution is greatly lessened after such persons have been able to receive a Covid-19 vaccination.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Pope Francis has encouraged us to build a culture of care on this new year 2021 while maintaining our eyes intently on Jesus Christ. Let us care for one another and place our trust entirely on the Lord.
Fr. Alan Valencia, Rector