Friday, March 13 | 3:20 PM
During this time of uncertainty, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages, among other things, social distancing -- the avoidance of public places, large crowds and refraining from being in close proximity to others.
It is with this understanding that I urge the parishioners of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church to apply the principle of social distancing by staying home this weekend.
Canon Law states that if, for a grave reason, attending Sunday Mass is not possible, one should make time for prayer and spiritual reflection alone or as a family (see Canon 1248.2).
Although our diocesan administrator, Bishop Joel Konzen, has not yet suspended public Masses in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, I am convinced that current circumstances related to COVID-19 are sufficiently grave to apply Canon 1248.2 as individuals.
Absent a diocesan-wide suspension of public Masses, I am obliged to maintain our regular schedule of Sunday Eucharist. However, I will continue to do all I can to promote social distancing and drastically reduce the number of people congregating on our parish campus this weekend.
Please know that if you are scheduled for a liturgical ministry (lector, usher, sacristan, choir, etc.) you are encouraged to stay home. I've instructed the parish staff to stay home this weekend as well.
Do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.
In the Lord,
Father Desmond Drummer
Thursday, March 12 | 8:00 PM
Yesterday afternoon, I notified the parishioners and friends of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church that I would soon announce changes at our parish in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
The changes we are making at the parish reflect three priorities:
- Eliminate unnecessary opportunities for person-to-person contact and potential exposure.
- Limit frequency of visits to the parish campus.
- Decrease the time people spend on the parish campus.
Wednesday, March 11 | 1:50 PM
By now we are all aware of recent developments in southern Fulton County regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
In the light of these developments, I am considering some changes at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.Read more