Diocese Guideline Refresher for Parish Gatherings

Our current directives and guidelines, issued on May 19, remain in effect:

For our region, Region 2, indoor gatherings remain capped at 10 people.

Diocesan guidelines cap outdoor parish programming at 25 people.

  • Churches are permitted to seat up to 25% capacity for Mass and for the celebration of sacraments (e.g. baptism, wedding, funeral)
  • Masks or appropriate equivalent facial coverings MUST be worn by all participants 2 years and older per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Social distancing MUST occur. Only people living in the same household may sit together. All others should remain 6 feet away in every direction from another individual who is not a member of their household.

Parish programming (non-Mass) may take place under the following guidelines:

  • Outdoor gatherings are to be limited to 25 people or fewer. Masks are encouraged outdoors but not required if social distancing can be maintained.
  • Indoor gatherings are to adhere to the limit set by the current executive order of 10 people or lessMasks are required.

Food may be provided if served and packaged individuallybuffet lines and   other sources of communal food are prohibited.

An adult should keep a sign-in sheet of all attendees to assist with contact tracing should the need arise.

*     Proper social distancing needs to be maintained at all times.

Should conditions necessitate a change to our directives and guidelines, those changes will be communicated to you via our website.