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The FEST!

Just what you need….

We all need a day of hope and inspiration!!! Join us next Sunday, August 9, 2020 for The FEST@Home. It’s going to be an amazing day of faith and family, uplifting music and messages of hope and inspiration all from the comfort of your home. NINE of the top Christian bands/artists (Casting Crowns, for King and Country, Matt Maher and more) are coming together in an extraordinary way to share songs and messages of HOPE and the promise of a better, more loving and peaceful way in Jesus Christ. The FEST@Home is FREE and starts at 3 pm. Bishop Roger Gries will preside at the evening Mass which begins at 8 pm. It’s a day of hope….great music….and a chance for all of us to come together (from the comfort of our home). Please invite everyone you know to join you. For a complete schedule of the day and all the details, go to: www.theFEST.us. This special event is coming to you FREE thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Marc’s, Dole, Sherwood Foods, and Barons Bus.

Pandemic Safety Guidelines for Returning to Mass

As Catholics across the Diocese of Cleveland anticipate the end of the dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation – effective the weekend of June 5-6 – they also can expect of most pandemic-imposed safety guidelines to be eliminated.

Beginning on June 2, face masks and social distancing no longer will be required in churches throughout the eight-county diocese. However, diocesan officials strongly suggest that those not yet vaccinated or who are otherwise vulnerable continue to wear a face mask. They also urge that respect be shown to those following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local entities and those who, for personal reasons, choose to continue wearing a face mask and practicing social distancing.

Also, the use of all seating areas will be permitted and it no longer will be necessary to have the deep cleaning procedures that were adopted last year. However, a general cleaning of the church and other public places should take place on a regular schedule, with special attention given to frequently used surfaces such as door handles, restroom fixtures, etc. Hand sanitizer should remain available at church entrances and in other public spaces.

Pastors were informed that the use of holy water fonts, liturgical processions at the beginning and end of liturgies, offertory processions and offertory collections also will be permitted once again, beginning on June 2.

The sign of peace among the faithful will be permitted, but it should be exchanged without physical contact between persons who are not of the same household or family.

The use of liturgical ministers – including altar servers, lectors, ushers, musicians, cantors, choirs and extraordinary ministers of holy Communion – also will be permitted, effective June 2.

Although the reception of Communion continues to be permitted either in the hand or on the tongue, distribution of the Precious Blood remains suspended until further notice.

Diocesan officials said care should be taken to continue following CDC, state and local guidelines with regard to activities with children who have not yet been vaccinated fully. Also, pastors should ask the faithful who are not feeling well to remain at home.

Visitation to the homebound, hospitalized and nursing homes is permitted, with a reminder to exercise good hygiene and to refrain from visiting if not feeling well.

In addition, diocesan officials remind the faithful that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation remains in effect for those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is immune compromised or ill, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety of contracting coronavirus in a large group of persons.

“Please continue to pray for a complete end to the pandemic, for all those who died from the pandemic and for those who have lost loved ones, employment or have been adversely impacted by the pandemic,” said Bishop Edward Malesic.

Download Our Parish App!

Our Lady of Angels app is now available to download for iPhone and Android smartphones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages. Also enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession, and much more.

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