Extension through Sept. 7 of the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass

Published on July 22, 2020
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Bishop Walkowiak announces the extension of the dispensation for all Catholics within the territory of the Diocese of Grand Rapids from their obligation of attending Sunday Mass through Sept. 7 (Labor Day).

The dispensation is granted broadly to ensure that anyone who needs to stay home to protect the common good can do so confidently, in good conscience. But those who are truly able to attend Mass should remember that we are transformed by being joined to Christ in the Eucharist. Only a weighty reason should keep us from being sanctified through participation in and our reception of Christ’s body and blood.

El obispo Walkowiak ha extendido la dispensa para todos los católicos del territorio de la Diócesis de Grand Rapid de la obligación de atender la misa dominical hasta el 7 de septiembre, Día del Trabajo (Labor Day).

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