Effective on July 23, 2020, The State of Ohio has ordered that all Ohio residents
wear masks during certain times. As such, by Executive Order of the Governor, face
masks are required to be worn by all individuals 10 years old and older inside all
buildings. Under this order, masks must be worn at all times when at an indoor location
that is not a residence. Therefore, face masks will be required for those in attendance
at all activities (including liturgies) at Clyde St. Mary.
The order provides an exception for the "Officiant" of religious activities. In a
Press Conference, Governor DeWine indicated that the term "Officiant" should be interpreted
in broad terms to include anyone who leads a congregation in prayer which shall include
a lector, a cantor, preacher, presider, etc. For the purposes of this parish and
in my pastoral discretion as Pastoral Leader, I will define “Officiant" as anyone
who exercises a liturgical function in the sanctuary during a liturgy or prayer service
(although these liturgical ministers may wear a face mask if they so choose). All
Extraordinary Minsters will wear a mask when distributing.
For those attending Mass, we have a small supply of face masks to give.
A proper mask wearing will cover the nose, mouth, and chin keeping the mask firmly
We pray for all those who have been working as first responders and health professionals
during this health crisis. In our prayers, let us also remember those who suffer
from illness and pray for the souls of those who have died.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph; pray for us.
Thank you for all you do for our church, this is one thing that we will overcome