Coronavirus Response

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UPDATE: JUNE 19, 2021

UPDATES REGARDING MASSES

Following the latest news that the state of Michigan will open to full capacity on June 22 — as well as the state of Illinois already open to full capacity — the following guidelines are being implemented at all parishes beginning Saturday, June 19.

  • Masks are no longer mandated.
  • Social distancing is no longer required.
  • Holy Water is now allowed.
  • Parish halls will now be available to use for funerals and other non church related activities.
  • Communion may now be placed on hands or tongue.
  • Mass books are allowed to be put back in pews.
  • The sign of peace will be reinstated.

PAST UPDATES

UPDATE: MAY 15, 2021
Updates for Holy Masses.

UPDATE: MARCH 19, 2021
General Dispensation Lifted for Chaldean Diocese.

UPDATE: AUGUST 23, 2020
[VIDEO] Bishop Francis Kalabat with Dr. James Lynch, president of Beaumont hospitals in Troy and Grosse Pointe, encouraging everyone to limit the attendance of gatherings such as first communions, graduations, weddings, and funerals.

UPDATE: JULY 30, 2020
Regarding the Michigan mandate limiting the number of people at indoor gatherings to no more than 10 people.

UPDATE: JUNE 17, 2020
Beginning Saturday, June 20, all Chaldean parishes in Michigan are permitted to have up to 50% capacity.

UPDATE: MAY 28, 2020
Directives for the Reopening of Churches

UPDATE: MAY 23, 2020
Resumption of Public Masses

UPDATE: MAY 13, 2020
Distribution of Holy Communion in Parking Lot

UPDATE: MAY 1, 2020
Changes to Mandate Regarding Funeral Services.

UPDATE: MARCH 25, 2020
Changes to Mandate Regarding Funeral Services.

UPDATE: MARCH 23, 2020
Mandates based on Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive order.

UPDATE: MARCH 20, 2020
An announcement from the three Chaldean eparchies in North America (Detroit, San Diego, and Toronto) regarding a Ba’utha to end the Coronavirus.

UPDATE: MARCH 18, 2020
Regarding Michigan’s Executive Order 2020-11 (COVID-19) prohibiting all assemblages of more than 50 people.


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