Pandemic-related Dispensation and Prayers
Catholics in the archdiocese can also watch our local TV Sunday Mass that airs every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WDCW-50 and through free online streaming at adw.org/tvmass
Due to the current flu and/or due to the pandemic shaking of hands during the sign of peace and also holding hands during the Lord's Prayer will no longer occur. Instead, simply raise your hands during the Lord's Prayer and wave to those around at the sign of peace. The faithful are urged to receive the Holy Eucharist only in their hands instead of on the tongue to mitigate any transmission of saliva for anyone who is ill; also, refrain from participation in public activities including Mass. If you need to refrain from Sunday Mass you are dispensed from the Sunday obligation. Mass is available on the television. Any new directives being established by the Archdiocese will be announced.