Returning To Mass

Bishop Frank Dewane has announced the general dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass due to COVID-19 will be ending on May 1, 2021.

Click here to read his letter dated April 9, 2021.

Bishop Dewane has also addressed the face covering and social distance policies for the Diocese of Venice.  Click here to read his letter dated May 14, 2021.

PUBLIC MASSES RESUME:

The public celebration of Masses at St. Charles has resumed!

(The 7:00 AM daily Mass remains suspended until further notice.)

 

RULES FOR ATTENDING MASS DURING THE PANDEMIC:

  • In accordance with the new CDC guidance and effective immediately, masks and distancing will no longer be required at Mass in the Diocese of Venice. Masks remain encouraged and certainly permitted, particularly for those who are not yet vaccinated. Masks will no longer be required for Parish group activities or other Parish gatherings.

  • Everyone must sanitize their hands before entering the Church. Additionally, please sanitize your hands immediately before you receive Communion and immediately afterwards.

  • You may only receive Communion passively on your hand, not on your tongue.  Please do not attempt to take the Host from the priest and do not cup your hand like a basket.  Keep your hand as flat as possible. The priest will then attempt to place the Host on your hand without touching you.

  • If you are sick, experiencing the slightest of symptoms, or are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill because of your age or a previous condition, or if you live with, work with, or have been exposed to anyone who fits this description, we strongly urge you to stay home and attend the online live-streamed Mass or the TV Mass.  This precaution is for your own safety as well as for that of your family, friends and fellow parishioners.