Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We are waiting for the governor’s/bishop’s orders regarding reopening of the churches. At this time we don’t know the number approved for large gatherings. The risk of infections is still high and will probably rise more once lockdown restrictions are eased. At the Basilica Shrine of St Mary our challenge remains how we balance the need for the sacraments with the need to protect public health. We have a plan for our Eucharistic gatherings. The guideline details will be published soon on our website and facebook.
For your safety and the safety of others please stay home if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms ( fever, cough, shortness of breath, headaches, extreme tiredness, lack of smell and taste).
Please wear a face mask or face covering during the entire service.
Please know that those who will not be able to participate in the Mass because of sickness or number allowed inside the building will be blessed just as those present during the service.
We will get through this together. Let us remember each other in prayer that we stay safe, patient and strong.