Masses to resume this weekend in church parking lots


Archbishop Michael Byrnes has approved the resumption of masses this weekend in church parking lots, where possible.

On ‘The Update with Kate Baltazar-Dodge’ show on NewsTalk K57, Archdiocese Communications Director Tony Diaz said parishioners are asked to remain inside their cars.

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Priests will celebrate mass from inside the Church or by standing in front of the church. A PA system will be used so everyone can follow the mass from inside their cars.

The faithful will be able to receive holy communion inside their vehicles.

“In some cases, the priests and the Eucharistic ministers will approach the faithful in their cars when it’s time for communion. In some cases, we will have the cars line up and drive up to a certain point to receive communion. In most cases, the faithful during communion will be asked to step outside of their cars and receive the communion,” Diaz said.

However, those with disabilities will be allowed to remain in their vehicles to receive communion, although parishioners are asked not to pass the Eucharist from person to person.

Anyone with flu-like symptoms is asked to remain at home.