Governor Whitmer has announced the current State epidemic order will expire tomorrow morning, May 15, at 9 a.m. Therefore, the following changes become effective as soon as parishes can implement them.

  • Masks are not required during liturgical worship. It is recommended that those who are unvaccinated follow CDC guidance and wear a mask for the safety of fellow parishioners.
  • Do not ask parishioners to reveal their vaccination status.
  • Pastors have permission to remove rope or tape from pews.
  • Pastors are to designate a seating area where social distancing is in effect to accommodate individuals for whom mitigation strategies remain an important safeguard or who may choose to sit there.
  • Further guidance on non-liturgical events will be forthcoming.