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Sunday Mass Obligation Reinstated Beginning Weekend of June 5-6

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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, in line with our guidance throughout this pandemic to follow the regulations of public health authorities, after the statewide mandate has been lifted (currently scheduled for June 2, per Gov. DeWine’s announcement on May 12) there will be no mask mandate for churches of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

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

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 44th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with more than 440,000 Catholics, and has the fifth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with more than 40,000 students. The 19-county territory includes 211 parishes and 111 Catholic primary and secondary schools.

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