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Obligation to Attend Sunday Mass Reinstated

May 14, 2021

The Catholic Conference of Ohio has released a statement (found here) regarding the lifting of the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Mass. In line with that statement Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has decreed that for the faithful of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Mass is reinstated, beginning with the Sunday Masses of June 6, 2021 (including the vigil anticipatory Mass on Saturday, June 5).

In addition, since our guidance throughout this pandemic has been to follow the regulations of public health authorities, with regards to masks/face coverings, the archdiocese will follow the public health orders given by the State of Ohio (wording updated on May 19).

May 14 Statement by Gov. DeWine concerning New CDC Mask Guidance

The latest information about COVID-19 protocols for churches in the archdiocese can be found here on our website.