Venice Diocese Reinstates In-Person Mass For Catholic Churches This Sunday

Masses for Catholic churches resumed this week and this Sunday will be the first Sunday Mass in 59 days.

In a letter to church members, Bishop Frank J Dewane wrote: "After much prayer and discernment, and having consulted with the priests on the Presbyteral Council, it has been determined that public celebration of the mass in the Diocese of Venice can resume,"

The Bishop also wrote: "The faithful ought not to worry about remaining home if they are concerned for their well being or that of other parishioners," the bishop wrote. "Of course, those who are sick or have symptoms associated with COVID-19 are to stay home."

"Out of concern for the safety of all involved, our pastors have been asked to follow established directives and guideline," the bishop said. "These limit the size of the congregation ... maintain social distancing guidance, and ask the faithful's cooperation to wear facemasks and bring with them hand sanitizer for their use."

Each catholic church is operating at up to 50 percent capacity with 6-foot social distancing.

The Live-streams of Mass, will continue until further notice.

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