MBS and the Delta Variant
People of God --
Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated recommendations for reducing the spread of the Delta variant. Our practices for on campus activities at Most Blessed Sacrament are affirmed by the updated guidance.
Please take a few moments to carefully read how we are safeguarding health in the following aspects of parish life:
- In-Person Worship (Indoors)
- In-Person Worship (Outdoors)
- Other On-Campus Activities
- The MBS Workplace
In-Person Worship (Indoors)
As communicated last week, we are maintaining our current and non-negotiable health and safety practices for in-person worship (indoors):
- Capacity restrictions
- Ticketed access
- Mask requirement
- Socially distanced seating
More information regarding in-person worship (indoors) at Most Blessed Sacrament is available on the liturgy webpage.
In-Person Worship (Outdoors)
Outdoor Sunday morning liturgies build upon the culture of mindfulness we've fostered for in-person worship indoors.
- Mask requirement
- Mindfulness and social distancing encouraged
Outdoor liturgies may appeal to those who are not yet comfortable routinely gathering in public indoor spaces.
More information regarding in-person worship (outdoors) at Most Blessed Sacrament is available on the liturgy webpage.
Other On-Campus Activities
We are maintaining the mask requirement for on-campus activities. Masks are to be worn while indoors and for close contact outdoors.
On-campus activities are permitted, but are limited to outreach and social action projects. The Rowland Welsh Food Drive and Summer Film & Service are two examples.
In addition to organizing parish-wide outreach and social action efforts, groups are encouraged to continue meeting through videoconference or conference calls.
The MBS Workplace
We are maintaining the mask requirement for parish staff and volunteers who are involved in on-campus operations. Masks are required when there are two or more people in the same building (and when two or more people are expected to be in the same building).
Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church remains an environment in which exposure risk is reduced because of the ongoing cooperation and collective mindfulness of the community.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me directly.
In the Lord,
Father Desmond Drummer