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Resumption of Public Masses

The Diocese of Scranton issued revised guidelines on effective June 28 concerning the celebration of public Masses in its 11 counties. After a thorough review of the guidelines, the Cathedral has made updates, as necessary, to its COVID-19 procedures. 

 

To maintain the health and safety of our parishioners, visitors, and staff, the Cathedral continues to maintain its rigorous cleaning and sanitization protocols adopted last year.

When attending Mass or visiting the Cathedral, please be aware of the following:

 

  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated from COVID-19 are not required to wear masks while attending Mass or receiving Holy Communion. Fully vaccinated individuals are welcome to continue wearing masks at Mass if desired for personal protection and/or comfort. 

 

  • Individuals who have not been fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged, but not mandated, to wear masks while attending Mass. 

 

  • Pews are no longer marked for physical distancing. In addition, the physical distancing floor medallions have been removed. 

 

  • The dispensation to attend Mass continues. You are encouraged to watch the Mass from the safety of your home, especially if you are in an increased age group (60+), have an illness which increases your risk, or have symptoms of the virus.

Restoration of Sunday Mass Obligation

Bishop Bambera has released a letter to the faithful regarding the restoration of the Sunday Mass obligation.

Diocese of Scranton announces date for restoring Sunday Mass Obligation >>