Coronavirus Update: Returning to Mass in June 2021

Together, the Bishops of Ohio have decided that the general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation (including Saturday/Vigil Mass) is to be reinstated (CIC, can. 1247). This will take effect in each of the Dioceses of Ohio the weekend of June 5/6, 2021. For the entire letter about this decree, please go to the Diocesan website: https://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/

We're very excited to welcome back everyone at St. Eugene Parish! The following guidelines have been sent to us from the Diocese of Cleveland to help in the transition while attending Mass beginning June 5/6 (The Body and Blood of Christ).

Face Masks

Face masks are no longer required but are strongly suggested for those who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine or are otherwise vulnerable. Respect is to be shown to those following CDC and state and local guidelines as well as for those who, for personal reasons, choose to continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing.

Hand Sanitizer

We will continue to provide hand sanitizer stations throughout the church.

Holy Water

The use of Holy Water fonts is permitted. Holy Water will now be placed in the Baptismal Font only.

Offertory Collection

We have a “central collection basket” located near the Baptismal Font as you come in the doors of the church for your convenience.

The Sign of Peace

The sign of peace among the faithful is permitted. It should be exchanged without physical contact between persons who are not of the same household or family.

Holy Communion

The distribution of the Precious Blood remains suspended until further notice. It is highly recommended that one receive Holy Communion in the hand.

Please continue to pray for a complete end to the pandemic, for all those who died from the pandemic, and for those who have lost loved ones, employment. or have been adversely impacted by the pandemic.