First Mass With Faithful Present Since March to be Celebrated at Cathedral


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Archbishop Jose H. Gomez today will celebrate the first Mass with faithful present since parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles suspended public Mass on March 16 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Mass will begin at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Attendance is limited to 100 people, on a first-come, first-served basis, following the guidelines and regulations set by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the archdiocese. Wearing a face cover and social distancing are required.

All the faithful attending the Mass will be required to participate in a six-question health screening.

Those who are over 65 years of age, have any underling health conditions or are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms are encouraged to watch KCOP-TV Channel 13's telecast of the Mass or its livestream at www.facebook.com/lacatholics.

The cathedral will close for sanitizing measures immediately following the Mass at 11 a.m.

Starting Monday, Mass will be celebrated at the cathedral in English weekdays at 8 a.m. with no more than 100 faithful in attendance. The Masses will continue to be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/lacatholics.

Los Angeles County announced a further loosening of its Safer At Home restrictions on May 26, including allowing the resumption of in-person services at churches and other houses of worship although such services will be restricted to 25% of building capacity, or 100 people, whichever is lower.


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