COVID Restrictions Lifted

COVID Restrictions Lifted -- Updated June 30, 2021

Effective immediately, Bishop Robert McElroy has announced the lifting of restrictions that the Catholic Diocese of San Diego has imposed in the last 15 months to slow the spread of the pandemic. If you would like to read the Bishop's full announcement, please click here.

 

The Bishop outlined the following:

  • All of the restrictions on capacity and spacing for worship are lifted

  • Masks are optional; the CDC recommends that all unvaccinated persons of any age still wear masks indoors; this is not a requirement, but a recommendation; if you are not comfortable removing your mask yet, you are welcome to continue wearing it

  • The dispensation from the normal obligation to attend Mass will end July 1; some members will continue to be exempt such as those who are ill, those who have physical vulnerabilities, apprehensions about safety, and fears of social interaction

  • For those who prefer, reception of Holy Eucharist on the tongue is permitted

  • Reception of the Blood of Christ through the shared cup will be determined in the future

 

In addition, specific guidelines for our parish include:

  • Starting this weekend, July 3-4, all Masses will return to the Church. Outdoor seating will be available on the Church Patio at any Mass time, speakers wil be set up outside. Please bring your own chair, shade, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, etc.
  • Reconciliation takes place in the Reconciliation rooms in the church at the normal time of 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays. Air purifiers have been installed in the Reconciliation Rooms to assist with air flow and circulation.

  • The last Online Mass will be posted for Sunday, July 4, at which time our parish Online Masses will be discontinued. We will post a list of alternative online Mass resources on our website for those in need of an online Mass option.
  • The Blessed Sacrament Chapel and the Cry Room in the Church are both reopened; Air purifiers have been installed in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Cry Room to assist with air flow and circulation.

  • All parish functions, group meetings, and activities may resume

  • The Baptismal font and holy water fonts will be re-filled