Bishop Stowe to End the General Dispensation as of the First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021

Effective Sunday, November 28, 2021, Bishop Stowe, OFM Conv. will officially end the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.

Those who are vulnerable or immune-compromised because of age or health reasons are under no obligation to attend Mass at the risk of their well-being. Parishes should continue to offer the celebration of the Mass via live stream for those who cannot risk attending Mass in person at the present time.

The full decree with an accompanying reflection on the importance of Sunday Mass and the moral obligation to attend by Fr. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul in Danville, are linked HERE.