I write to our parish about the need to wear a mask as you enter our church for Mass. The health and safety of all parishioners and priests is our most important objective. We do not know all the science about this deadly virus, however we are increasing being told that it has the possibility of lingering in the air where people gather and sit/stand for prolonged periods with limited circulation of air.
This weekend there were Mass attendees with no mask on as they entered church or not covering their nose/mouths throughout the Mass which is the purpose of the mask. At this morning’s Mass, (Monday, July 6) as I entered the church, four out of four people had no mask on. That’s 100%.
May I please ask everyone to honor the request of wearing masks properly to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all our parishioners and the priests.
Msgr. Christopher Hynes