MESSAGE UPDATES FROM ST. RAPHAEL:
SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION RESUMES. JULY 1ST MARKS END OF DISPENSATION IN MINNESOTA.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a painful time of separation that necessitated the dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass. Now, as the pandemic subsides, and public gathering restrictions and safety protocols are lifted, it is time to gather as the Body of Christ once again. Therefore, the bishops and diocesan administrators of the Minnesota Catholic Conference have decided to reinstate the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation beginning the weekend of July 3-4, 2021. Learn more at backtomassmn.org.