Archdiocese of Detroit urges Catholics to return to mass when general dispensation expires in March
DETROIT – The Archdiocese of Detroit is urging Catholics to return to mass on Sundays and Holy Days starting March 13, when dispensation from the obligation will expire. The dispensation from the obligation to attend mass was first issued when coronavirus pandemic swept into Michigan in March 2020. The Archdiocese of Detroit has extended that dispensation several times in the past 10 months, most recently in November when it was announced it would be extended until Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Now, Catholics in the Detroit area are being advised to “to return to the heart and foundation of their faith” as they resume other activities. These individuals should also prepare to return to Mass in recognition of its preeminence in our lives as Catholics,” Archbishop Vigneron said in a letter to the faithful.
Public mass can resume at Catholic churches in Metro Detroit today
DETROIT Local Catholics could begin returning to church on Tuesday, even while the state continues to implement measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Archdiocese of Detroit says mass can begin on Tuesday, although mass wont begin at the Archdiocese of Detroit until May 29. The Mass you may attend in the weeks ahead will look and feel quite different from the Mass you remember from two months ago. The Archdiocese of Detroit also issued updated guidelines for churches to return to service. These guidelines have taken into account expert advice from the medical community, liturgical experts, and public health leaders.