Weekly Mass Covid Precautions

While the COVID-19 pandemic has not fully vanished, we are in a safer place today. Dignity Washington was able to resume weekly, in-person Masses at St Margaret’s (on June 13, 2021) after a long hiatus and a great deal of discernment by our Reopening and Liturgy Committee and a unanimous approval by our Board of Directors.

This choice, and the revised precautions outlined below, are informed by reduced restrictions on the part of our host community, feedback from our community, and results of a vaccination survey (in which 100% of the respondents noted they were fully vaccinated, with a handful still within the 14 day period).

New protocols are in place to ensure all those who decide to attend in-person worship feel comfortable and welcome.

The guidelines outlined below may change over time, but, at this time, you can expect:

  • At ALL times, those attending Mass should feel comfortable in their personal decision to wear a mask (or not to wear a mask since masks are optional).
  • Presiders, acolytes, interpreters, and lectors are allowed to remove their masks when speaking to increase accessibility and clarity of sound.
  • Individuals serving as presiders, acolytes, and eucharistic ministers must be fully vaccinated.
  • Worshipers are free to self-select their seats and social distance as they feel comfortable.
  • Mass will be live-streamed each week on Facebook and YouTube for those unable to join in person.
  • After Mass, a simple social with light refreshment will be provided (masks are optional).

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