Monastery News Page
May 19, 2020

The Transition

    On Sunday, May 24th, after over two months of the Liturgies being attended only by the monks due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our community will resume offering the Mass to the public.  In compliance with the updated directives of the Archdiocese of Detroit, our chapel will be open at the regularly scheduled times for the Liturgies, but there will be a number of restrictions, requirements and safeguards in place to ensure that the environment of our chapel is a safe and fitting place of worship. 

     The precautions will require all Mass participants to bring and to wear a mask or face covering.  Social distancing will also be practiced and those who attend are encouraged to bring sanitizer to use on their hands before receiving Holy Communion.  For those who do not feel safe coming back to Mass at this time, especially those over 65 or with underlying medical conditions, the Archdiocese of Detroit has dispensed all Catholics from their Sunday obligation through September 6.  And of course, those who are not well, should by all means refrain from coming to Mass.

     With the changes, things may seem awkward and cumbersome, but with time and patience we will adjust and the honor and praise we give the Lord will not be compromised.  The day we have longed for is just around the corner when we can worship and partake of the Eucharist with many of you again!  Let us rejoice and be glad!

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