THIS DECISION RELATES TO DAILY MASSES ONLY AT THIS TIME:
Masks: As of Tuesday, May 18, those who attend daily Mass at St. Mary of the Lake will no longer be required to wear a mask in the church. However, those not vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask inside the church building and those preferring to wear a mask are welcome to do so.
THE ABOVE DECISION RELATES TO DAILY MASSES. FURTHER CONSULTATION WILL TAKE PLACE WITH THE ARCHDIOCESE AND PARISH LEADERSHIP BEFORE WE MAKE THE DETERMINATION ABOUT MASKS AT WEEKEND MASSES. WE WILL COMMUNICATE OUR DECISION LATER THIS WEEK.
Social Distancing: Those who attend Mass at St. Mary of the Lake are required to observe a six feet distance between you and those of a different household. The social distancing requirement continues until May 28, 2021 according to the state of Minnesota.
On-line sign-ups for weekend Masses: Based on the social distancing requirement, those who want to attend Mass in person on the weekend of May 22-23, 2021 will be required to register online or by calling the parish office.
PARISH LIFE CENTER/SCHOOL BUILDING
The Commissioner for the MN Department of Health announced that safety protocols for schools (including the wearing of masks) will not change prior to the conclusion of the current school year. Because the St. Mary of the Lake Parish Life Center houses Frassati Catholic Academy, we will continue to follow the safely plan of the school, including the requirement that masks to be worn by all who visit the Parish Life Center/School building. We will follow the school safety plan in the Parish Life Center until June 3, 2021, which will be the first day of summer break for Frassati.
Thanks for your patience as we navigate the quickly changing recommendations made by federal, state and local officials and our archdiocesan leaders. Our first priority is your safety and the safety of our students, staff, volunteers and visitors who come to our church and Parish Life Center/School.