Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., issued the following message July 30, 2020:

Given all current public health and safety reports, I am extending the dispensation from Sunday obligation to attend Mass beyond the aforementioned September 7 date listed in our Diocesan Directives “until further notice.”

The faithful are certainly encouraged, but not required, to attend Sunday Mass in their parishes whenever possible or to participate in outdoor or live-streamed parish Masses offered online until the dispensation ceases “to keep holy, the Lord’s Day.”

Please continue to remember one another in prayer, especially the sick, the departed and all those providing care for them at this time.

Respectfully in the Lord,

Bishop O’Connell