A Letter From Bishop McClory

May 14, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

According to CDC activity guidelines, it is safe for those fully vaccinated to attend a full-capacity indoor worship service without wearing a mask. However, for unvaccinated individuals, the CDC recommends wearing a mask and practicing social distancing when attending an indoor worship service. While this is welcome news for some, our priority is to help all people feel safe in returning to indoor worship. As a practical act of prudence and charity toward those who have concerns or have not been vaccinated, we will continue to use masks for the safety of all as we gather indoors. As we continue to assess and respond to changing circumstances, we hope indoor worship will no longer require the wearing of masks.

Comprehensive revisions to our liturgical protocols are close to being finalized, but for now social distancing and mask protocols remain the same. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
The Most Reverend Robert J. McClory
Bishop of Gary

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