Parishes are permitted to resume public Masses on Monday, May 25, 2020 under the
conditions below and as outlined in the Liturgical Guidelines and Protocols for Resumption of
Public Masses. All parishes in the Diocese of Saginaw will resume the celebration of public Mass by Saturday, May 30, 2020 under the same conditions.
The following are necessary conditions for the resumption of public Masses:
Face-coverings/masks are to be worn by the faithful in and around the church.
Cleaning and sanitizing of church facilities using proper techniques before or after Masses using CDC guidelines.
Physical distancing must be practiced in the church and on the church property.
Parish churches are not to exceed 25% of total capacity for the church. Depending on
church layout, this number may have to be less than 25% of the total capacity.
This limit should allow people to remain at least six feet apart.
Bear in mind:
• Both indoor and outdoor Masses require adherence to strict physical distancing
Funerals, Weddings, and Baptisms during Mass may resume along the same timeline and under the same conditions as listed above.
All non-liturgical gatherings should continue to be suspended.
All the faithful in the Diocese are dispensed from their Sunday obligation to attend Mass through Sunday, August 30, 2020.