With the ongoing concern about a rising number of COVID cases in certain parts of Ohio, Governor DeWine has ordered that masks be worn in all non-residential indoor spaces in Hamilton, Butler, and Montgomery counties. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has informed all pastors that parishes in these counties will comply with the governor’s order. Therefore, all those attending Mass or visiting the parish office must wear a mask until further notice. The order does not apply to children under the age of 10 or any other minor who cannot safely wear a face covering.
Just a reminder that throughout the state the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still temporarily suspended by the Catholic bishops of Ohio until further notice.
On the subject of Mass attendance, with the activation of the Holy Trinity-Nativity pastoral region, given that two parishes are sharing a single priest, it is necessary to change the Mass schedule at both places. Your input is needed to help me make the best decision possible. Please go to the Holy Trinity website at the bottom of the Home page under Quick Links and follow the link Mass Time Survey to an online survey. The link is also in the weekly email newsletter. Please complete only one survey per household.
Transitions are rarely easy and change during this time when so much of what we know is different has been difficult for many. What better time to remember that our God is unchanging, always present, always loving and rich in mercy. Let us pray for an end to this pandemic and for health and healing for all those in need.
In Christ through Mary and Joseph,