Updated Safety guidelines/recommendations on Holy Family Campus
As our school resumes and organizations begin to come together for meetings and activities, we wanted to pass along a few reminders about COVID-19 safety guidelines.
All persons entering the school building during school hours must wear a mask at all times. Persons entering the school building during off-school hours but during hours when there is a school, PSR or CYO activity must wear a mask while entering or exiting the building. If you are holding a meeting not related to those activities, your organization may set its own guidelines for mask-wearing once you are in your meeting room. Organizations who hold meetings/activities in all other buildings on campus should set their own guidelines for mask-wearing. We ask that all show kindness and respect to one another for choices that they make, and remind you that the Diocese of Cleveland has recommended that “all persons – whether vaccinated or unvaccinated – should consider wearing masks when in close proximity to others. Frequent hand washing and practicing social distancing also are strongly encouraged.”
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A message from Bishop Malesic on keeping people safe from illness this Christmas ~December 20, 2021
As we approach the celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord at Christmas, I wish to share a brief reminder of important guidelines we have in place to keep people safe during this time of pandemic.
The latest information from federal, state and local public health agencies informs us that the Delta and Omicron variants of the COVID-19 virus continue to surge in our area, causing increased illness and hospitalizations. Our health care systems and many of our health care workers are being stretched to the limits. For them and for the safety of all who worship at Catholic parishes throughout the Diocese of Cleveland, I strongly encourage everyone, whether vaccinated or not, to wear a face mask while attending Mass indoors. All who want to attend Mass, and who are otherwise vulnerable, should feel safe and welcome inside our sacred spaces. We should also do our best to help reduce, as much as possible, the number of COVID-19 cases that require the attention of those working in our hospitals.
Those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is immune-compromised or ill, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety about contracting the coronavirus in a large group of persons are not obliged to attend Mass.
In consideration of others, I am mandating that those who distribute Holy Communion at Mass must wear a mask until the current danger has subsided.
Remember that the situation seems to be ever changing. Stay connected to information coming from national, state and local health authorities, and stay home and get tested for COVID when you are not feeling well. Following these recommendations will go a long way in helping to keep you and others around you safe. Be kind to those who will disagree with this encouragement.
Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady Help of the Sick, may God bless us and keep us free from all illness.
May God’s peace be with you and your family this Christmas and always.
The weekly TV Mass is produced by the Diocese of Cleveland and it originates from the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland will be aired on Sundays at 10 a.m on WUAB Channel 43, the CW43. The TV Mass also can be accessed on demand starting Saturday evening and running throughout Sunday on the Diocese of Cleveland website, dioceseofcleveland.org. In addition, the Mass can be heard on the radio, at 4 p.m. Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. Sundays on AM 1260 The Rock. Also, radio station WINT-1330 AM airs the Mass at 9 a.m. each Sunday and Cox Communications cable subscribers can view the Mass at 11:30 a.m. Sunday on channel 45.