Coronavirus Response

THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE
 
 

UPDATE: MAY 28, 2020

DIRECTIVES FOR THE REOPENING OF CHURCHES

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  1. Churches are not to exceed 25% of total capacity for the church.
  2. Face-coverings/masks are to be worn by the faithful in and around the church (except for those under 2 years old).
  3. Cleaning and sanitizing of church facilities using proper techniques before or after Masses.
  4. Social distancing (at least six feet apart) must be practiced in the church.
    • Those living in the same household may sit together without distancing
  5. Holy Communion will be distributed after the final blessing.
  6. An additional location on the church property (e.g. social hall, parking lot) may be used as an “overflow” for additional people desiring to attend public Mass.
  7. All the faithful are still dispensed from their Sunday obligation to attend Mass until further notice.
    • Those who are at higher risk from COVID-19 should stay at home, especially elderly or sick individuals.
    • Young children are also encouraged to stay home to reduce the risk of spreading.
  8. Funeral services are to resume on Monday, June 1, having also 25% capacity and observing the same guidelines above.
    • Funerals will remain a funeral service, without a Mass.
    • Please confirm the details with the pastors of each parish before scheduling funerals.
  9. Sacraments of Marriage and Baptism to resume on Monday, June 1, having also 25% capacity and observing the same guidelines above.
  10. Parish office hours to resume on Monday, June 1 (with safety measures in place).

Click here to view our detailed Guidelines on Sacraments and Pastoral Care


PAST UPDATES

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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