With the recent change in masking requirements by the State of California, Bishop Marc is permitting parishes to make mask wearing optional if all present who are 5 years old or over to give proof of vaccination.
Following this guidance, and starting on March 6th, masks will be option at the 8:00 a.m. service. To comply with Diocesan guidance on this, we will ask for attendees to provide proof of vaccination to our usher and to indicate on the sign-in sheet that they have been vaccinated. We appreciate your compliance with this new requirement at this service.
The 10:15 a.m. service will continue to require masks at this time. This decision was made with several goals in mind. First to provide a worship experience for our members who are uncomfortable gathering together unmasked. Second, to maintain higher standards of precaution at a service with full choir participation. And third, so that we wouldn’t find ourselves in the spot of turning away visitors to our parish who don’t have a vaccination card on them when joining us on Sundays.
We recognize that this means our 10:15 a.m. service is one of the few places that you will go where you are required to wear a mask. It is a tough decision to have to make, and we appreciate your compliance with this policy.
In this vein, indoor meetings on campus permitted to be mask-optional, provided all attendees are vaccinated and agree to do so.