In light of ever increasing Covid infections, hospitalizations and deaths, and especially the higher rates per capita in our Diocese and the northern half of our province as well as the overwhelming of our Hospitals and Intensive Care Units, and the lack of any clear direction or leadership from those elected and appointed to be responsible for our public health,
I AM ASKING EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN ALL CHURCH BUILDINGS AND GATHERINGS.
The Priest in Charge and Wardens may decide, based on local circumstances and at their discretion, to require mask wearing in their congregation(s) and we will continue to evaluate the need to do so on a diocesan basis.
Please encourage those of our families, friends, and neighbors who have not yet been fully vaccinated to do so, listening to their concerns and hesitancy with empathy.
Pray for our Health Care workers, for those who are sick and grieving, pray for one another, pray for me.