Announcement from the Office of the Bishop
New CDC Guidelines to Be Put Into Effect in the Diocese of Venice
In accordance with the new CDC guidance and effective immediatley, masks and distancing will not longer be required at Mass in the Diocese of Venice. Masks remain encouraged and certainly permitted, particularly for those who are not yet vaccinated. Masks will no longer be required for Parish group activities or other Parish gatherings.
For those who have children in a Catholic School or Parish religious education program, and due to only recent age eligibility for vaccines for some of these age groups, the CDC has said that masking is a key strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools. Thus, for the remainder of this academic year, masks will continue to be required. This will be reviewed with the close of the school year.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all try to live in the context of the Pandemic and to be evermore mindful of our brothers and sisters around us who may be vulnerable, for whatever reason.
You may read the Bishop's letter in in entirety HERE.
The the 10:00am Sunday Mass will be livestreamed.
Click the image above for this weekend's Mass.
This weekend's songsheet can be found in the bulletin.
Text / Email Scam Alert
Parishes throughout the diocese have been made aware that someone is creating fake text/email accounts using the names of priests of the Diocese and /or parish staff. Theyare using these fake accounts to contact parishioners requesting donations in the form of gift cards, Pay Pal and/or wire transfers. The messages often greet the person by name and have the priests name in the closing signature of the message. The best defense against this sort of scam is to not respond or open any worrying attachments. It is Diocesan policy that no priest or staff within the Diocese request donations in the form of gift cards, PayPal, MoneyGram, etc..