To All the Faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington:
On May 13, 2021, Governor Beshear issued an Executive Order lifting the mask mandate for persons fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition, he also made changes impacting the capacity for indoor and outdoor events that will go into effect May 28, 2021. The following Directives for Public Masses and Other Liturgies during COVID-19 [below] reflect these changes.
Please note, people who are not fully vaccinated are asked to seriously consider worshipping from home, participating in streamed masses and/or praying, reading scripture, and sharing faith with your families. We do not have to worship in person and the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is still suspended. We do have the divine commandment to keep holy the Lord’s Day and can do so in our own homes safely.
In addition, those who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system are urged to consult with a healthcare provider before worshipping in person. Even if fully vaccinated, such persons may not be fully protected and extra precautions may be warranted.
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