CHARLESTON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – The Catholic Diocese of Charleston says Mass will soon resume throughout the state, but there will be restrictions.
Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said in a statement Saturday that the daily Mass will resume on Monday, May 11, and local pastors will develop a plan for how their parish will operate amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Guglielmone said the plan would be developed based on recommendations from the CDC and DHEC, along with mandates from the state government and recommendations from other dioceses who had restarted the Mass. The plan will be sent to the diocesan leadership for approval and will be communicated to parishioners no later than May 10.
Guglielmone said that dispensation would still be given to those who were uncomfortable attending the weekend Mass together with those at high risk. The Livestreaming Mass will continue in various parishes and the Chapel of the Holy Family in Charleston until further notice.
“A time far from the sacrament, including the Lord’s Supper, has been painful for the faithful in the diocese,” he said. “We feel now is the time to slowly reopen our parish and at the same time take the steps necessary to maintain the health of parishioners and priests.”
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