Masses are now being held as scheduled.
Masses can be indoors, currently at 25% capacity or 100 persons, whichever is less, socially distanced, or outdoors with a maximum of 150 persons, socially distanced. These are the numbers set by the State of Connecticut as of 6-19-20, and you will be notified of any change.
As to the number of Masses and their scheduling, you can make adjustments if you deem it necessary, but I would encourage you to simply maintain the regular Sunday Mass schedule if you are able in light of all the cleaning requirements, etc.
All of the requirements that the Archdiocese has established for parishes to open safely must continue to be carefully observed, including the severe limitation on singing. Parishioners need to be reminded that they are still dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, and that the elderly, the sick, and those who care for anyone who is vulnerable are encouraged not to attend at this time. If you are livestreaming or otherwise broadcasting Mass, please continue to do so.
Priests cannot singlehandedly implement all that is necessary. Capable and competent volunteers are a must. What was said earlier about not opening if you cannot meet the requirements still holds, but, as of July 4/5 a parish in that situation needs to explain why they are unable so that the Archdiocese can offer some assistance hopefully to remedy the problem.
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