GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Public services in parishes in the Grand Rapids Diocese are to resume Friday, May 29, the diocese announced Wednesday morning. The governor’s most recent Stay Home Stay Safe order expires May 28.
The resumption of public Masses allows Catholics in the diocese to observe Pentacost May 30-31.
But members concerned about COVID-19 are granted dispensation from attending Sunday Mass through June 30, the diocese noted in the release.
For parishioners’ safety as the pandemic continues, Masses, baptisms, weddings, and funerals will be restricted to 25 percent of each church’s seating capacity.
Other limitations will be in place, including temporary elimination of the portion of liturgy that usually includes physical greetings.