After careful study, consultation with the clergy, and the guidance of medical experts, Bishop Felipe Estévez will lift the general dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass, effective May 22. A particular dispensation remains in effect for those members of the diocese who have underlying health conditions, the aged, infirm, and those who are caregivers for them. Click here or visit www.dosafl.com/coronavirus to obtain a copy of the bishop’s letter and details about the particular dispensations.
DIOCESE OF ST. AUGUSTINE
COVID – 19 GUIDELINES
Attention – Resumption of Regular Celebration of Masses
“In implementing our protocols, pastors and their pastoral staff are responsible for their safe and prudent execution, recognizing that every parish, church, and parish building is different with their unique circumstances. Therefore, the pastor’s discretion, where allowed, combined with diocesan guidance, should govern implementation of these guidelines.
“Beginning Pentecost Sunday weekend (May 22 and 23, 2021), attending weekday masses as your Sunday obligation will no longer be permitted. Following are a few exceptions:
- Individuals who are medically ineligible for vaccination
- Individuals who are considered to be in a high-risk category or with underlying conditions
- You are exhibiting flu-like symptoms
- You have been exposed to someone who has tested POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 and you are asymptomatic
- You care for the sick, homebound, or infirmed
- Through no fault of your own, you are unable to get to Mass”
“All mask requirements remain intact.”
We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to weekend Masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel.