It has been a long journey over the course of the last year and a half! It is with joyful hearts that we announce the removal of restrictions on how we carry out our most essential action in life: the practice of our faith.
Now that California has lifted nearly all restrictions, here is how we will proceed in regards attending Holy Mass:
Social distancing is no longer required though we will reserve a section of St.Benedict's by the Blessed Sacrament Tower for those who still would like to keep a distance from others.
Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear face coverings but may, of course, continue to do so if they want. We trust our parishioners to act as is right.
The Bishop is no longer requesting that people receive Holy Communion only on the hand. We renew our request that all those receiving on the tongue to come up last.
Congregational signing is allowed.
The sign of peace will resume as before.
Holy Water stoups and founts will be refilled.
Thank you all once again for your prayers, patience and faith.