Criterion staff report
The five Catholic bishops of Indiana have extended the dispensation for the obligation to attend the public celebration of Mass on Sundays to all the faithful until further notice.
“While commending our pastors and pastoral life coordinators who have gone to great lengths to assure safe worship spaces in our churches, given the continued increase of COVID-19 cases in our state, the Indiana bishops hereby extend the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation beyond Nov.1, 2020, until further notice. The Indiana bishops will continue to monitor the situation to determine when it might be advisable to modify or lift the dispensation,” said an Oct. 19 statement of the bishops from the Province of Indianapolis, which includes the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Dioceses of Gary, Evansville, Fort Wayne-South Bend and Lafayette.
Archbishop Charles C. Thompson said, “Both clergy and laity must make every effort to maintain the availability of open churches and public liturgies by following public health guidelines and employing various safety protocols,” including:
1. The wearing of face coverings;
2. Social distancing;
3. Enhanced cleaning measures.
Note: Parts of Main St, Madison Ave, and Surina Way will be temporarily closed during the parade.
Please plan accordingly if you are coming to the 5:30pm Saturday evening vigil Mass.
The 13th Day (Fatima Movie)
Movie popcorn, drinks, movie candy. Event Free
All parishioners are welcome.