EXCERPT OF NEW GUIDELINES FROM
THE MOST REV. ROBERT E. GUGLIELMONE,
BISHOP OF CHARLESTON
With recommendation from the College of Consultors, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will allow the following updated protocols for COVID-19 to be implemented. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass is still in effect and has not been lifted.
The blocking of every other pew may be removed, provided:
Social distancing is strongly encouraged.
Parishioners are encouraged to wear masks.
All adjustments to attendance abide by local ordinances.
These restrictions still apply:
Eucharist is strongly recommended to be placed in the hand.
Distribution of the Eucharist should continue to be offered under the form of Bread alone.
The Sign of Peace should not be reintroduced.