New Mask Mandate:
Gov. Tim Walz issued an executive order on Wednesday that mandates the wearing of masks starting Saturday, July 25, in all public indoor spaces and businesses, unless a person is alone. This includes churches, non-public schools and parish offices/public spaces.
The new executive order requires that people coming to Mass wear a mask upon entering the church, during Mass, and when exiting the building. The mask should be removed only for the reception of Communion. The order grants some exemptions from the mandate, including for young children and people with special medical conditions.
Bishop Kettler stated in his recent letter "I support the requirement to wear face coverings because they are an effective means of protecting the health and safety of parishioners and community neighbors as the statewide process of reopening continues and more people return to Mass and parish activities".
See Bishop's full letter here: http://stcdio.org/july-23-2020-bishop-kettlers-letter-to-pastors/
If you do not have a mask, we would be more than happy to provide you one.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.