The Return of the Sunday Obligation

The Return of the Sunday Obligation

The faithful are once again morally obligated to attend Sunday Mass, beginning the weekend of September 19 and 20. The lifting of the dispensation was announced in a decree issued by Bishop David Ricken on Monday, September 7, 2020.

Please note that some of the faithful are dispensed from this obligation, including:

  • Those with serious health concerns, especially about the risk of contracting COVID-19;
  • Those who are frail due to illness or age;
  • Those who believe that going into public places places their health or the health of loved ones in serious jeopardy; and
  • Those who are sick, or have been in contact with someone who
    has been sick.

The faithful are encouraged to follow what their well-formed conscience dictates. If you have questions about whether or not the obligation to attend Mass applies to you, do not hesitate to contact the St. Jude Parish Office for assistance: (920) 235-7412 •

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