Dear Catholic Elementary School Parents and Guardians:
As we embark on the holiday season in this exceptional year, I would like to thank you for your continued support of Catholic education. Our schools anchor their communities in these challenging times, with principals, teachers, and staff going above and beyond in their dedication. We have asked them to move mountains this year, and they have done so without resistance because they believe in our mission and love their students. In recent days, however, they have shared with me that they are concerned about the uptick in Covid and their observations of increasingly risky behaviors on the part of some school families.
Dear Friends in Christ:
I have directed the pastors in parishes that are located in “purple tier” counties to offer Mass and provide to the Faithful the opportunity to attend virtually, either by live-steaming or other visual technology starting this Sunday, November 15, 2020, the Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time. Pastors presently offering Mass outdoors may continue to do so, weather permitting.