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Joyful News! Bishop Malooly, has lifted the dispensation, thereby reinstating the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation for Catholics in the Diocese of Wilmington, effective June 26, 2021.The dispensation that went into effect on March 13, 2020, was put in place to help limit the spread of coronavirus, and allow the Diocese of Wilmington to conform to guidelines and regulations adopted by the States of Delaware and Maryland.
Our bishop decided to lift the dispensation because the average number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to decline due to the observance of safety protocols and the increased availability of the vaccine. The obligation does not apply to those who are ill, have been exposed to the virus, or have any serious underlying health conditions.
We welcome and encourage the Faithful to return to full in-person participation of the Sunday Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith. Let us continue to be united in prayer for one another and for an end to the global pandemic.
More information is available at www.cdow.org/coronavirus.
Diocese of Wilmington Updates 5.20.21
CONSOLIDATED COVID–19 GUIDANCE EFFECTIVE MAY 21, 2021
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass issued by Bishop Malooly on March 12, 2020 remains in place for the Diocese of Wilmington.
Effective Immediately: Mask Guidance: Fully vaccinated people can attend Mass and other activities at St. Luke without wearing a mask or physically distancing. Fully vaccinated means: “2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.”
People who are not vaccinated are required to cover their mouth and nose with a mask.
St. Luke will not be requiring people to show proof of vaccination; please act responsibly, realizing that if you are not vaccinated you may pose a health risk to others. Any fully vaccinated person who wishes to continue to wear a mask is welcome to do so.
Effective Immediately: Various Considerations: People who are symptomatic or who have been exposed to the virus within 10 days are not permitted to enter the church. Anyone who does not feel well should not come to church. The Exchange of Peace is hereby reinstated, although physical contact is allowed only among family members; others can exchange the peace by a smile, a wave, or a slight bow, thus avoiding physical contact. Keep in mind that holding hands during the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer – an inappropriate gesture at that moment – was abandoned in the Diocese of Wilmington last year and is not to take place during Mass.
The distribution of the Precious Blood to the laity remains suspended until further notice.
At this time, the Diocese asks that choirs neither rehearse nor sing until further notice.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
- LECTORS who are not vaccinated must continue to follow previous mask guidance in order to comply with state. If a lector is wearing a mask, during the proclamation of the reading(s), the lector may remove his/her mask to proclaim the reading but should return the mask after they conclude the reading.
- USHERS who are not vaccinated must also wear a mask while in the church.
Many thanks to those who have responded to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal; your generosity is deeply appreciated. If you have not yet participated you can contribute to the Appeal by using the pledge card and return envelope mailed to your home, by accessing the Appeal website at www.cdow.org/annualcatholicappeal and clicking “How to Donate” or by completing a pledge card located at the Parish Office. It is never too late to help someone in need.
We continue to be extremely grateful for your continued financial support of our Parish; whether by dropping in the basket at Church, mailing your checks or “Online Giving”. Thank you!