Breaking News
More () »

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland to allow public worship to resume May 25

Parishes will have to comply with specific guidelines to reopen.

CLEVELAND — As the state of Ohio has begun phases of reopening, churches and parishes across the state are preparing to do the same. 

On Tuesday, the Diocese of Cleveland announced that public worship will be allowed to resume beginning Monday, May 25. However, just like other businesses and organizations preparing to reopen, churches must follow guidelines outlined to ensure the safety of churchgoers. 

To help, the Diocese has put together a guide for each part of the mass attending process, "before," "during" and "after." Each section follows the primary social distancing guidelines including, but not limited to limiting attendance and enforcing physical distancing.

The Diocese has also extended the general dispensation from the Sunday and holy day obligation with so many Catholic falling into "high-risk categories, are fearful, or have family members with compromised health."

For more information on the guidelines, click here

RELATED: LIST | Northeast Ohio churches, places of worship that are providing online worship during coronavirus pandemic

RELATED: Catholic Bishops of Ohio to continue suspension of masses, liturgies through May 29

RELATED: Diocese of Cleveland Emergency Assistance Fund receives $500,000 donation from Samuel H. & Maria Miller Foundation

RELATED: List of Northeast Ohio churches holding online Good Friday services

RELATED: Catholic Diocese of Cleveland: How you can participate in Holy Week liturgies virtually

RELATED: Catholic Diocese of Cleveland encourages cancellation of fish fries, other religious activities

RELATED: Diocese of Cleveland excuses Catholics from attending mass amid coronavirus concerns

RELATED: Nearly all Northeast Ohio Catholic parishes to suspend serving Communion wine due to coronavirus concerns

Paid Advertisement