Diocesan Update Re: Phase 3

Posted on July 1, 2020

Despite the lifting of capacity restrictions under Phase 3, ST. MARK will not change our Temporary Schedule at this time. We continue to monitor the situation and all updates will be posted on our Website and Facebook page.

Excerpt from Diocesan Press release:
This Wednesday, July 1, 2020, all 70 parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington are able, but not mandated, to celebrate public Mass with capacity restrictions lifted. Under Phase 3, the cap on occupancy of less than 50% capacity for places of worship is lifted. The guidelines continue to call for social distancing, including maintaining distance of six feet apart in public settings. Parishioners 10 years old and older are still expected to wear face coverings in accordance with Governor Northam’s Executive Order 63, which allows exceptions for health reasons and specific religious rituals.

Bishop Burbidge is continuing the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation until further notice. Those who are 65 years old or older, as well as those with underlying health conditions, are encouraged to avoid gatherings of the general public and attending public liturgies.
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