COVID-19 Guidelines & Resources
- After careful study, consultation with the clergy, and the guidance of medical experts, Bishop Felipe Estévez made the following statement, “As we move forward, I announce that the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation for Catholics in the Diocese of St. Augustine will expire on the Vigil of Pentecost, Saturday, May 22, 2021. There will remain some dispensations for the faithful who may find themselves in specific circumstances.” A particular dispensation remains in effect for those members of the diocese who have underlying health conditions, the aged, infirm, and those who are caregivers for them.
- We will continue to have 4 weekend Masses; Saturday 5pm and Sunday 8am, 9:30am and 11:30am.
- We will continue to make an effort to maintain appropriate distance between households.
- As you may be aware, CDC changed their guidance on the wearing of masks. So, if you are fully vaccinated, you may no longer wear the facemask/covering.
- Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Resources from USCCB
(United States Council of Catholic Bishops)
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
There appears to be some confusion in the media regarding the moral permissibility of using the vaccines for COVID-19 by Pfizer Inc. and Moderna. The following links provide clarification and background information that can be useful in answering parishioner questions:
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Memo from Bishop Rhoads and Archbishop Naumann (Nov. 20, 2020)
Points to Consider on the Use of COVID Vaccines – National Catholic Bioethics Center (Dec. 7, 2020)
Making Sense of Bioethics: COVID-19 Vaccine Myths – National Catholic Bioethics Center (Aug. 28, 2020)
Saturday: 5 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am & 11 am
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: 8.30 am
Wednesday: 7 pm (With the Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal)
Mon – Fri:
9am – 4:30pm