Obligation to Attend Sunday and Holy Day Mass Reinstated Weekend of June 19/20

News June 9, 2021

The dispensation during the pandemic from the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Mass will be lifted for most Catholics on Father's Day weekend of June 19/20.  Even so, if a parishioner is feeling ill they should remain at home.  Cardinal Seán's message about the reinstatement includes the following:  

This obligation does not apply to those who are ill; those who have been recently exposed to COVID or any other communicable illness; those who are confined to their homes or to hospitals or other facilities due to illness, infirmity, frailty, or age; and those who are not yet able to be vaccinated, due to age or any health consideration.  Parishioners should consult their local pastor if they have questions about the obligation. 

Please read the Cardinal's entire message here.